Indian sowings progress amid delayed rainfall
Sowing of cereals in the kharif (summer) season in India is progressing well compared with last year despite delays in the monsoon rainfall in the country, says the Ministry of Agriculture. India’s meteorological department has predicted a delay of up to ten days in rainfall in the central and southern parts of the country. Rainfall in the north-western parts, which are largely irrigated, is expected to be deficient. Plantings take place between mid-June and the end of July depending upon the onset of monsoons.