Amid growing fears of another drought year, Maharashtra has revived talk of cloud seeding. Indian Express explains the process, what it might achieve.
Aparna Santhanam, skincare expert of Unilever, shares some tips to help your skin enjoy the rain without harming it.
The good rainfall this month — more than 25 per cent above normal till June 25 — was triggered by what is known as Madden Julian Oscillation (MJO).
The people in Jammu woke up to a bright sunny day on Monday morning, but dark clouds cast the sky by noon resulting in poor visibility even during the day.
Anything less than 90 per cent of the long-term average is considered deficient rainfall, 90-96 per cent is below normal, 96-104 is normal and 104-110 is above normal and anything above that excess.
It has had an unexpectedly good start but it’s still too early to wish away monsoon fears.
The good spell of rains in June across central, western and southern India has led to the progressive area planted under kharif pulses.
Rains are vital to India’s farm sector, which accounts for about 15 percent of the country’s nearly $2 trillion economy.
While the monsoon usually reaches Delhi around June 29, the MeT department had predicted on June 22 that it would reach the capital by June 26.
Indian Air Force helicopters rescued over 100 people from various parts of Amreli, with four helicopters pressed into service.
Sowing complete in 70% of Kharif crop area, says Agriculture Minister Eknath Khadse.
The pavement runs adjacent to the sea and is believed to have collapsed due to erosion of the underneath soil.
From pulses in Karnataka to soyabean in Madhya Pradesh, basmati paddy in Haryana to groundnuts in Gujarat, hedging their bets.
People have been advised to stay indoors to stay safe. The Coast Guard has warned fishermen against venturing into the sea.
After a sloppy and delayed start, southwest monsoon advanced at a fast pace against all odds and has already delivered 16 per cent excess rainfall since the beginning of the monsoon season: Skymet.