18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Mobile
Monsoon rains impact the health of the Indian economy; as Indian agriculture employs 600 million people and comprises 20% of the national GDP, good monsoons correlate with a booming economy. Weak or failed monsoons (droughts) result in widespread agricultural losses and substantially hinder overall economic growth. Yet such rains reduce temperatures and can replenish groundwater tables, rivers.
|Photo Location:||hubli, , karnataka state, India|
|Copyright:||© chandrashekhar shirur|