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07-30-12 01:35 PM
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India's monsoon stays weak as govt mulls drought steps
NEW DELHI, July 27 (Reuters) -
India's monsoon rains are unlikely to pick up enough to avert the possibility that ministers meeting next week may officially declare a drought,
which could prompt the government to offer more support for farmers to ensure adequate food supplies.
Rains from June 1 up to the end of the planting month of July are likely to be 21-22 percent below average,
Farm Secretary Ashish Bahuguna said on Friday,
unchanged from the seasonal shortfall recorded up to July 25.
India's crucial June-September monsoon rains were 29 percent below average in the first month of the season,
while the rains were about 15 percent below average so far in July.