Shiv Kumar is seen visibly worried of his woes of late rain affecting his livelihood with no paddy production this season. He is seen outside his house in Village Rajagaon in Block Machreta of 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.