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Monsoon 2 weeks ahead of schedule

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Monsoon 2 Weeks Ahead Of Schedule. The monsoon has covered the entire country, the weather office said on Friday, more than two weeks ahead of the normal schedule in a year that is forecast to see below average rains.

Mumbai: The monsoon has covered the entire country, the weather office said on Friday, more than two weeks ahead of the normal schedule in a year that is forecast to see below average rains.

The revival of monsoon rains in the grain bowl of northwest and central regions should help speed up the sowing of main summer crops such as rice, corn, soybeans and cotton.

Over a quarter higher rainfall since the start of the June-September season has eased concerns of a first drought in six years. The farm sector accounts for about 15 per cent of the country's nearly $2 trillion or 2 lakh crore economy.

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