MUMBAI India's monsoon has covered the entire country, the weather office said on Friday, more than a fortnight ahead of the normal schedule in a year that is forecast to see average rains.
MUMBAI 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.
SINGAPORE 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.
NEW DELHI The India Meteorological Department retained its monsoon forecast at 97 percent of a long-term average on Wednesday.
NEW DELHI Monsoon rains hit the southern state of Kerala a few days earlier than normal on Tuesday, the country's weather office said, potentially brightening the nation's outlook for agricultural output and economic growth.
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