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Monsoon rains to arrive on Kerala coast on May 29

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NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India's monsoon rains are expected to arrive on the southern Kerala coast on May 29, India's weather office said in a statement on Friday.The monsoon, the lifeblood of the country's $2 trillion economy, delivers nearly 70 percent of rains that India needs to water farms and recharge reservoirs and aquifers. Nearly half of India's farmland, without any irrigation cover, depends on annual June-September rains to grow a number of crops.India looks likely to receive average monsoon rains in 2018, the weather office said last month, raising the possibility of higher farm and ...

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First Published: Fri, May 18 2018. 16:38 IST
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