Normal to above normal rainfall forecast for southwest monsoon season

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Normal to above normal rainfall is most likely during the 2021 southwest monsoon season (June – September) over most parts of South Asia, according to an authoritative seasonal forecast from the South Asian Climate Outlook Forum (SASCOF) released this week. Geographically, above-normal rainfall is most likely over some areas of the North West, along the foothills of […]

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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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India on course for normal rains for second straight year

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India will receive normal monsoon rains for a second consecutive year, which will help maintain food supplies even as parts of the country are again facing a near lockdown. Leading weather forecaster Skymet predicted that the rains during the June-September monsoon would be around 103% of the historical average. Bountiful monsoons helped India achieve a record […]

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Positive trends for India’s farm sector in H2, up to 3.5% agri growth expected in FY 21, says ICRA

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Credit rating agency ICRA, which last month projected a hefty 11 percent contraction in India’s GDP growth in 2020-21, is expecting the exceptionally good run of the country’s farm sector to contribute to growth in the second half of the current fiscal. The agency released its broader report on economic growth trends in the agriculture sector […]

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