NEW DELHI Key cotton producing regions in central India are set for a recovery in rainfall levels, the country's weather office chief told Reuters on Tuesday, easing concerns for farmers who are betting on the fibre amid rising demand.
MUMBAI India's rainfall deficit for the June-September monsoon season has widened to 6 percent as of Wednesday, the highest since the season's start on June 1, data compiled by India Meteorological Department (IMD) showed.
Indian reliance on unpredictable seasonal rains has made the yearly monsoon forecast a key event. Here is a look at Indians waiting with bated breath for the rain clouds to gather. Full Coverage