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Ratnajyoti Dutta

India's annual farm output down, fears of drought this year

03 Jun 2015

NEW DELHI India's farm sector shrank for the first time in five years in the year ended March 31, Farm Minister Radha Mohan Singh said on Wednesday, a day after the government forecast a likely drought this year that could hit output again.

India's annual farm output down, fears of drought this year

03 Jun 2015

NEW DELHI, June 3 India's farm sector shrank for the first time in five years in the year ended March 31, Farm Minister Radha Mohan Singh said on Wednesday, a day after the government forecast a likely drought this year that could hit output again.

Modi's income insurance idea may not win over angry Indian farmers

03 Jun 2015

NEW DELHI Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi plans to provide millions of farmers with income insurance linked to crop prices, officials say, but it may not do much to ease rural distress, with small farmers standing to benefit little and likely to be put off by bureaucracy.

Modi's income insurance idea may not win over angry farmers

03 Jun 2015

NEW DELHI Prime Minister Narendra Modi plans to provide millions of farmers with income insurance linked to crop prices, officials say, but it may not do much to ease rural distress, with small farmers standing to benefit little and likely to be put off by bureaucracy.

India downgrades monsoon forecast, stokes drought fears

02 Jun 2015

NEW DELHI India on Tuesday cut this year's monsoon forecast to 88 percent of the long-term average, prompted by an El Nino weather pattern and raising fears of the first drought in six years in a country where nearly half of farmland lacks irrigation.

Monsoon rains to hit southern India on time, may help sowing

14 May 2015

NEW DELHI India's weather office said on Thursday it expects monsoon rains to hit the southern Kerala coast around May 30, a timely arrival for farmers worried about dry weather from an El Nino weather pattern this year.

Monsoon rains to hit southern India on time, may help sowing

14 May 2015

NEW DELHI India's weather office said on Thursday it expects monsoon rains to hit the southern Kerala coast around May 30, a timely arrival for farmers worried about dry weather from an El Nino weather pattern this year.

In India's grain bowl, recent rains ease weak monsoon worries

01 May 2015

NEW DELHI Recent unseasonal rainfall in India has come as a blessing for some farmers as it has replenished reservoirs in parts of the country, allaying concerns stemming from forecasts for a weak summer monsoon this year.

In India's grain bowl, recent rains ease weak monsoon worries

01 May 2015

NEW DELHI Recent unseasonal rainfall in India has come as a blessing for some farmers as it has replenished reservoirs in parts of the country, allaying concerns stemming from forecasts for a weak summer monsoon this year.

In India's grain bowl, recent rains ease weak monsoon worries

01 May 2015

NEW DELHI, May 1 Recent unseasonal rainfall in India has come as a blessing for some farmers as it has replenished reservoirs in parts of the country, allaying concerns stemming from forecasts for a weak summer monsoon this year.

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