22 members of the family depend of Suryapal Singh (not in picture). Less rains have affected his crop production adversely. His family is solely dependent on farming. Here his wife is seen with her grandson in village Purabaiju, in Lagunj, Uttar Pradesh, India. The 4 month annual rainfall is crucial to summer sown crops as 60% of the farmlands are rainfed. North India experienced scanty rainfall in late june to july. Till August, rain in India has been 26% below 5 year average. Late rains moist the fields but it is not enough for rice, sugarcane, oilseeds and pulses. Late rains also damage the alternate crops that need less water.