India Weather Normal This Year
Mon Apr 8, 2013 07:47 AM CDT

INEW DELHI (Dow Jones) -- India is likely to get normal monsoon rains this year, which will bring relief to large swathes of the country gripped by drought, a top weather official said Monday

"So far, there is no worry signal," said D. Sivananda Pai, head of long-range monsoon forecasting at India's Meteorological Department. The department is due to release its official forecast for this year's monsoon after April 10.

The news is significant for the overall economy as more than half of India's workforce is employed in agriculture and is critical for the country's food security as 60% of ...

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