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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Indian states of Punjab, Haryana may harvest 300 lakh tonnes of wheat this season; El Nino may spoil the party next year

With an extended winter and spell of rain at regular intervals during the ongoing Rabi season, the key grain growing States of Punjab and Haryana are expected to reap a bumper harvest of wheat at nearly 300 lakh tonnes. For the state of Punjab, the agriculture department is expecting about 180 lakh tonnes of wheat […]

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“Not a difficult monsoon” predicted for India this year


Nothing in current weather patterns indicate a difficult monsoon in India for the 2018 season, according to senior officials from the state-run India Meteorological Department (IMD) and those at private forecasting agency Skymet However, scientists also note, monsoon conditions do change quite fast. IMD’s latest summer update had indicated the favourable La Niña weather condition was likely to moderate […]

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