The Assam region of India welcomed a downpour last week that saved the second-flush harvest. This after the areas longest dry spell since 1988. The drought ruined the first flush but rains came in time to save the second. There is expected to be a 10% decrease in overall output for the year. Another concern lies in the areas water reservoirs. Assam generates 60% of it’s power from hydroelectricity. It is expected to take several weeks of rainfall to replenish the reservoirs.
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