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India receives above average monsoon rains for second straight year

India received above average monsoon rainfall for the second year in a row in 2020 - the first time that has happened in more than six decades, weather department officials said on Wednesday

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Commuters drive on a road during heavy rain showers, in Vijayawada on Sunday

Reuters MUMBAI
MUMBAI (Reuters) - India received above average monsoon rainfall for the second year in a row in 2020 - the first time that has happened in more than six decades, weather department officials said on Wednesday.
The extra June-September rainfall will help farmers expand areas under winter-sown crops such as wheat, rice, rapeseed and chickpeas, improving their earnings down the line and helping revive rural demand hit by the coronavirus outbreak.
 
(Reporting by Rajendra Jadhav; Editing by Andrew Heavens)

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First Published: Sep 30 2020 | 3:35 PM IST

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