Indian farmers struggling amid light rains; nation's Meteorological Dept. expects country to get at least 10% less rain in 2012 than during a normal monsoon, but large parts of India have been hit much harder

LOS ANGELES , September 2, 2012 () – Indian farmers are struggling as the nation's meteorlogical department expects the country to get at least 10% less rain in 2012 than during a normal monsoon season, the Associated Press reported Sept. 1.

Large parts of India, meanwhile, have been hit much harder, with some areas seeing up to a 50% decrease in rain, the department said.

The primary source of this article is the Associated Press, New York, New York, on Sept. 1, 2012.

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