Rain Deficit

  • Monsoon set to withdraw from northern India September 23, 2012

    New Delhi: The south-west monsoon is set to withdraw from northern and some parts of western India in the next 48 hours after bringing ample showers since late August triggering cheers among millions of farmers. According to a bulletin released by the weather department this afternoon, "conditions have become favourable for...
  • Monsoon revives but India's rain deficit to stay August 25, 2012

    New Delhi: As North India received widespread and heavy rains over the last two days, normal life was brought to a standstill at many places with Rajasthan being the worst hit. The Army had to be called in for rescue and relief work as many districts in Rajasthan received unusually...
  • Andhra alarmed over fall in paddy cultivation area August 9, 2012

    Hyderabad: Concern is growing in Andhra Pradesh due to drastic fall in area cultivated under paddy because of deficit rainfall in the ongoing Kharif season. As against the normal area of 26.48 lakh hectares, paddy cultivation has been taken up in only 9.40 lakh ha so far, triggering alarm bells...
  • Watch: Govt sweats, monsoons below average this yr June 25, 2009

    Weak and poor rainfall has been haunting Centre and state governments for the past couple of weeks. Not only is lack of rainfall making the power situation worse with many states facing a blackout situation, but even drinking water is becoming scare with dams drying up. ...