Indian heatwave stokes agriculture fears

(AGI) New Delhi, June 26 - Record-breaking heat in India hasled to fears for the country's agriculture, with the lack ofrain causing crops to dwindle. Rain is not expected until afterJuly 7, but Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh said after ameeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi that the governmentwas ready to cope with the situation should the monsoon seasonfail to materialise. The meteorological station had forecastrain as of June 1, but the heat is now expected to last untilthe first week of July. Agriculture makes up 14 percent of thecountry's GDP,

(AGI) New Delhi, June 26 - Record-breaking heat in India hasled to fears for the country's agriculture, with the lack ofrain causing crops to dwindle. Rain is not expected until afterJuly 7, but Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh said after ameeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi that the governmentwas ready to cope with the situation should the monsoon seasonfail to materialise. The meteorological station had forecastrain as of June 1, but the heat is now expected to last untilthe first week of July. Agriculture makes up 14 percent of thecountry's GDP, with more than 500 million people depending onit for survival. . .