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Monsoon Boosts India Grain Output
Tue Jun 4, 2013 07:50 AM CDT

MUMBAI (Dow Jones) -- India's foodgrain output will likely rise in the crop year beginning July as monsoon rains have arrived as expected, the farm ministry said in a statement late Monday.

Rains reached the mainland through the southern Kerala state over the weekend. The monsoon is progressing well and is expected to advance to most of south India in two to three days, the weather department said.

The timely arrival and distribution of monsoon rains are crucial to crop sowing in the main summer season as a majority of the country's farmlands are rain-dependent. The rainy season starts in ...

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