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India's monsoon rains seen at average levels - IMD

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NEW DELHI India's crucial monsoon rains are expected to be of an average amount in 2017, the weather office said on Tuesday, easing concerns over farm and economic growth in the world's leading producer of an array of agricultural goods.

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Expert views: India's monsoon rains seen at average levels in 2017

MUMBAI India's crucial monsoon rains are expected to be average in 2017, a senior official at the weather office said on Tuesday, easing concerns over farm and economic growth in the world's leading producer of an array of farm goods.

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India's monsoon likely to escape El Nino unscathed - IMD

NEW DELHI India is likely to emerge unscathed from the El Nino weather pattern as it is expected to set in only during the latter part of the four-month monsoon season, a top weather official said, indicating a timely arrival of crop-nourishing rains.

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Farmers plant rice saplings in a field in Shamli, Uttar Pradesh July 19, 2014. REUTERS/Anindito Mukherjee/Files

Monsoon's impact on the Indian economy

The monsoon season starts with the arrival of the rains on the southern Kerala coast around June 1. Its progress triggers planting of summer crops. Here are some facts on the monsoon and its impact:  Factbox