India’s sugar production seen rising again in the new season: USDA

US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has forecast India’s centrifugal sugar production at 34.7 million tonnes  (MT) in marketing year (MY) 2021/2022 (October-September), increasing by 3 per cent above the previous season. This forecast includes 600,000 tonnes of khandsari1 and 34.1 million tonnes of milled sugar (equivalent to 31.8 million tonnes of crystal white sugar).  The USDA […]

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IMD warns of heavy rainfall in southern states; “deep depression” in Bay of Bengal


An alert has been issued from the Meteorological Department‘s Chennai office that the low pressure area in the Bay of Bengal will change to ‘Deep Depression’ in the next 24 hours which will turn into a severe cyclonic storm. Due to the effect of this cyclonic storm, there will be heavy rainfall in South Kerala […]

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Global alert for La Nina; high chances of increased rainfall


Global weather forecasters have issued a La Nina alert, indicating high chances of rainfall in India. This will further increase monsoon rainfall and boost India’s rural economy with a record harvest. The Australian Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) raised its El Niño-Southern Oscillation Outlook to La Niña ALERT status, meaning the chance of a La Niña occurring this […]

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Highest Indian monsoon in 25 years to boost winter crops

Monsoon rains in India were 10 per cent above average in 2019 and the highest in 25 years as seasonal rainfall continued longer than expected, the weather department said. Extra June-September monsoon rainfall will help farmers expand areas under winter-sown crops such as wheat, rice rapeseed and chick peas, improving their earning potential and helping […]

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