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India Monsoon Revival Eases Fears of Drought

In India, fears of a drought are easing as monsoon rains revive. Farmers are now urging the government to ensure that more farmland is brought under irrigation to reduce dependence on the monsoon. Until a week ago, a 43 percent shortfall in rains had not only left India’s vast plains coping with a searing summer, but had raised worries that food output might be seriously impacted. But in the past week, as monsoon rains lashed many parts of the country, farmers have been busy planting...

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