“The monsoon continues to be in the active phase. There will be widespread rain over Pune, Nashik, Jalgaon, Ahmednagar, Nagpur, Amravati, Akola and some parts of Marathwada till September 21,” said an official from IMD, Pune.
In the period between 2008 and 2018, researchers in the SPPU’s science faculty have filed only 30 patent applications, the university has revealed in response to a Right to Information (RTI) plea by The Indian Express.
At CBRTI, where scientists work with honeybees, the bees in only four of 10 boxes have survived so far. With rainfall wreaking havoc, sources said the production of honey in the state is also likely to be hit.
“The IMD will work towards providing more weather forecasts, which will also include possible impacts on people’s lives. These will be mainly done for thunderstorms, heatwave, coldwave and heavy rainfall events,” said Mohapatra.
The data, provided by the office of Climate Research Division at the India Meteorological Department (IMD), Pune, shows that most of these stations are located along the west coast, northeast and north India regions.
In Himachal Pradesh, nine people died in Shimla, five in Solan, two each in Kullu, Sirmaur, Solan and Chamba and one each in Una and Lahaul-Spiti districts. An official said the total loss to the state property amounted to 490 crore.