The Telegraph
 
  This website is ACAP-enabled
IN TODAY'S PAPER
WEEKLY FEATURES
CITIES AND REGIONS
ARCHIVES
Since 1st March, 1999
 
THE TELEGRAPH
 
Calcutta Weather
WeatherTemperature
Min : 27.70°C (+2)
Max : 33.20°C (+0)
Rainfall : 0.10 mm
Relative Humidity:
Max : 85.00% Min : 73.00%
Sunrise : 4:58 AM
Sunset : 6:25 PM
Today
Partly cloudy sky. Rain or thundershower may occur in some areas.
 
CIMA Gallary

Monsoon rains 31 pct below average up to July 2

New Delhi, July 3 (REUTERS): India's crucial monsoon rains are 31 percent below average up to July 2 but not a cause for worry, union agricultural minister Sharad Pawar said on Tuesday, adding states have contingency plans ready to hand out more seeds if rains are further delayed.

"By and large the situation may not be fully satisfactory but it is not bad either. ..There is ample opportunity to cover the delay," Pawar said in a meeting with journalists to address concerns over the low rainfall.

Pawar does not see a major impact from a delayed monsoon and said the government could offer supplies from its stocks if the situation demands.


 More stories in Front Page

  • Coal India board to meet next week to finalise changes in model fuel supply agreement
  • Shower bounty in two days
  • Pranab on ISI site, party panics
  • Govt considering Rs 2,000 cr venture capital fund for pharma
  • Ramesh for Saranda mining curbs
  • How friends played harder
  • Chilli turns Mamata's hot potato