September rains in key agricultural regions have raised hopes of easing food inflation in India. The higher precipitation has benefited the major crops, rice and soya bean, which have seen an increase in the area sown. The paddy sowing area has increased by 2.7% on-year, while soya bean acreage has risen by 1.3%. The rainfall is expected to continue until September 21, and if it persists, experts believe there will not be a significant difference in crop size compared to last year. However, the final harvest will determine the impact on inflation.
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