Some regions have received no rainfall in recent days while many have got barely 2-10% of normal, reviving risk to farm output and prices.
Data from the IMD showed 53% of the country with 19 out of 36 subdivisions received normal rainfall this season.
The monsoon has become so erratic over the years that the weather office is reassessing what the ‘normal’ would be for the vital weather system.
The raw sugar export subsidy for August-September has been increased toRs 3,371 per tonne, up from Rs 3,300 in June-July, after the industry lobbied for its continuation.
Weather forecasting company Skymet Weather Services raised $4.5 million from a consortium of investors led by Asia Pacific.
Mills want government to come out with a cane-pricing policy before the next cane-crushing season in October.
Local media has reported that 100 farmers had committed suicide in Telangana alone where farmers have gone for replanting of cotton and red gram.
Angshujyoti Das said that awareness of weather was much more than in previous years and the market was ready for new products.
Several farmers are planting shorter-duration varieties of wheat, or other crops that can be harvested by November, when the next cropping season (rabi) begin
North Karnataka, Maharashtra, Gujarat and Rajasthan besides some areas in central India have seen weak rainfall this season.
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