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Monsoon rains may hit Kerala coast around May 30

In 2014, the annual rains hit the Kerala coast on June 6. India received deficient rains during the monsoon season last year, which reduced grains output in the nation.

The Japanese brokerage says the possibility of El Nino conditions is developing this year and this could possibly push food inflation temporarily higher.
The Prime Minister said that he has also asked banks to restructure loans of affected farmers and instructed insurance companies to pro-actively settle their claims.
Reports of potato farmers committing suicides have emerged from Uttar Pradesh (the largest producer) and even from West Bengal.
India's biggest sugar producing state, Maharashtra, approved a subsidy of Rs 1,000 per tonne for raw sugar exports, a senior state government official said.

Subramanian also said inflation is not expected to run up in the medium-term due to the recent unseasonal rains.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi wants to promote a "per drop, more crop" approach to farming to make better use of scarce water.