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Weak monsoon delays cotton, soybean sowing in India

Sowing of summer-sown crops such as soybean, cotton, corn and pulses has been delayed in India due to the slow progress of monsoon rains in central and western parts of the country, raising concerns over output, industry officials told Reuters.

Indian monsoon seen slowing after strong start: forecaster

India's monsoons, which hit the southern coast late last month, are expected to make slow progress over the next two weeks and delay the onset of crucial rains over north-western parts of the country, a private U.S.-based weather forecaster said.

In Pictures

Summer in India

Summer in India

How people deal with the sizzling summer season in India.  Full Coverage 

Waiting for the rains

Waiting for the rains

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 

Celebrating the rains

Celebrating the rains

A look at how people welcome monsoon showers in India as the sizzling summer heat gives way to rains of relief.  Full Coverage