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Indian monsoon rainfall below average and less than forecast

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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.

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Monsoon starts withdrawing from northwest: IMD

MUMBAI The June-September monsoon rains started withdrawing from India's northwest region on Wednesday, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said.

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India's cotton regions forecast to get much needed rain

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.

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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 

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