Farm distress calls hit record high but many go unanswered

Farm distress calls hit record high but many go unanswered

Indian farmers, the majority of whom rely on monsoon rainfall to water their crops, are desperately trying to reach out for help even as the spectre of drought looms large
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Finally, India gets a week of excess rains

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El Nino seen weak or delayed for several months by forecasters

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Government sharpens focus on development of rural infrastructure

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