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India Drought Seen Ending With Strongest Monsoon in Years: Chart

A two-year drought that has parched fields across India may come to an end when the monsoon starts this month. Forecasters at Skymet are expecting the strongest seasonal rainfall in 22 years, or 109 percent of the 50-year average. The monsoon waters about half of India’s crops, and agriculture accounts for about 18 percent of the economy.