The rainy season starts in India in early July and continues up to September. It comes as a great relief from excessive heat of summer.The sky presents a very beautiful scene. The clouds of different shades move in the sky and look very nice. The trees gets covered with new leaves. New grass grows in the dry fields and they look like turf of green velvet. When it drizzles for several days, the roads, however, become muddy. Rivers, ponds and ditches are filled with water.Rain helps cultivation. Failure of rain causes famine and many people die. While it gives relief to the world suffering from heat, it also causes much inconvenience. People are confined to their houses. The roads become muddy and it becomes difficult to walk on them.