NEWS
Indian Monsoon Brings Relief
Mon Jun 10, 2013 11:10 AM CDT

NEW DELHI (Dow Jones) -- Monsoon rains are expected to cover the whole of drought-struck western India by Monday, bringing relief to millions of farmers who have suffered through a dry spell for more than a year.

"The monsoon's further advance is expected to be quite rapid," a senior weather official with state-run India Meteorological Department said. "The monsoon current is quite strong, coming from the southern hemisphere."

Rains in the June 1-6 period in south India, including drought-affected parts of Karnataka state, have been 62% above a 50-year average, weather office data showed.

Nearly a quarter of India was ...

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