The Mahindra Group is set to sell pulses and edible oil in consumer packs in the next few months under a new brand, Nupro.
While hilly regions, such as Uttarakhand, can expect good rainfall, the outlook for the rest of the country is mixed.
Accuweather said that northwestern India, which includes states of Punjab and Haryana, and Pakistan are heading for a drought as El Nino is reasserting itself.
The Small Farmers Agri-business Consortium (SFAC), a body under the ministry, will facilitate transactions for E-kisan.
Saurashtra and Kutch were dry in the past day, while Punjab, Haryana, Gujarat, Jammu & Kashmir, Maharashtra and Andhra Pradesh recorded a 10 per cent shortfall.
Rains are expected to weaken across most of the country except the Himalayan region and East and Northeast India in the next 24 hours.
In eastern Uttar Pradesh monsoon rains on Monday was 177% above normal, giving the much needed moisture.
In the next four days rains are going to be light concentrated over the east, north east and parts of western India, the weather office has said.
This year’s monsoon, which arrived late and moved slowly in its first week, has covered the entire country and crossed the Pakistan much before the normal date of July 15.
Rathore said the financial markets should be cautious and told ET's Madhvi Sally that he stood by the office's monsoon deficit forecast.
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