Can India's expected bumper harvest improve wider economy?
6 October 2013 Last updated at 08:53 BST
Harvest begins in most of India in October raising hopes that this year's good monsoon will mean abundant crops.
For a nation of more than 100 million farmers, the health of the countryside is still crucial to the wellbeing of the wider economy.
It is hoped the autumn harvest will bring respite for India's economy which has been battered by high food prices and slowing growth.
Sameer Hashmi reports from rural Maharashtra