India Had Driest June In Five Years, Fears For Crops

www.oann.com | 6/18/2019 | Staff
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MUMBAI (Reuters) – India had its driest June in five years because monsoon rains were delayed, the weather department said late on Sunday, raising fears for crops and the broader economy.

Overall, the monsoon rains were a third lower than average, though in some states including the sugar cane growing northern state of Uttar Pradesh, they were as much as 61 percent lower, data from the India Meteorological Department (IMD) showed.

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