Agriculture Why strong monsoon rains are not necessarily good news for Indian farmers Updated : October 21, 2019 10:02 AM IST By the end of July, rainfall was so heavy that rivers flooded and crops were damaged. But following the heavy rains in September, moisture levels are adequate, and most reservoir levels are well-above their 10-year averages. Subscribe to Moneycontrol PRO at just Rs.33/- per month for the first year. Use code SUPERPRO. Limited period offer. Available on Web and Android.