NEW DELHI Rainfall in India's annual monsoon season was below average and less than forecast, with some crop-growing central and northern states receiving less rain than needed, the national weather office said on Saturday as the rainy season ended.
MUMBAI The June-September monsoon rains started withdrawing from India's northwest region on Wednesday, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said.
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.
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