Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Indian laborers sow cotton seeds in an agricultural field ahead of anticipated monsoon rains in Warangal, some 140 kilometers from Hyderabad, on June 26, 2012. Indian agriculture gets 60 percent of its precipitation from the rains and a bad monsoon can spell financial disaster for the country's 235 million farmers. While agriculture's share of India's economy has shrunk to 14 percent from 30 percent in the early 1990s, bountiful rains are still vital to national economic fortunes.
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