Ahmedabad recorded an average rainfall of 50.61 mm in the past 12 hours. The traffic in the city was also hit by heavy rainfall on Monday. Due to water logging, Akhbarnagar underpass was closed for three hours and Kubernagar underpass for 30 minutes.
The northern states of Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Haryana, Delhi, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh and Rajasthan will be hit by a thundersquall and hailstorm.
Goa has 105-km long coastline and the lifesaving agency has deployed 700-odd personnel to man the beaches and tourist spots.
Country’s 91 major reservoirs now have 10% more than expected levels for this time of year, and 27% more than same time last year; southern reservoirs short but arrival of showers and normal monsoon forecast raise hopes of fresh infusion of water.
Officials say that once the tanks are restored and rainwater is stored, groundwater tables will rise considerably and bore wells and hand pumps in the villages will work uninterruptedly.
After two successive years of drought, a glimmer of hope finally seems to be appearing for the Indian monsoon. The first forecast for the monsoon rainfall this year is still three weeks away, but scientists are taking heart from the fact that a key indicator is showing signs of turning favourable in the coming days. […]
After Fitch, Moody’s revises target on a ‘drier than average’ monsoon’; projects 7.5% growth for 2016.
The monsoon’s revival after a dry spell from late-June to mid-July raises hopes of a normal kharif crop this time.
Farming of gerbera in Padoli is taking place in a controlled environment under polyhouses.
Reversing trend being witnessed due to collapse in basmati and cotton realisations, minimal hikes in paddy and wheat MSP, damage to rabi crop from untimely rains and hailstorms, among others.
Rupee gained even as FIIs pulled out a net Rs 15,879 crore in May and June 2015
Zankat is back to cultivating only groundnut, whose prices are ruling at Rs 5,000 per quintal.
He was forced to offload nearly 40 quintals in the local Dewas mandi at Rs 1,200 per quintal, while being able to sell only 20 quintals to the government at the minimum support price of Rs 1,450.
Even taking the reduced costs and 20-22 quintals/acre yields, the profits from Pusa-1121 at Rs 2,100-2,200/quintal are nowhere close to when prices were Rs 4,400-4,500.
The Indian Express reporters travel into the interiors to understand what’s in the mind of farmers as kharif plantings gather pace.