International weather agencies see a normal to surplus monsoon for most parts of India this year, as if in response to a wish expressed in the Economic Survey 2015-16.
The National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (Nabard) should be groomed to supervise and control a dedicated climate change management fund.
Rarely have farmers in Rajasthan felt more frustrated during a monsoon than they have felt in the 2015 season.
“It is safe to predict more unpredictability,” says a special report in The Economist on the Indian monsoon that continues to defy the best forecasts made by the best of models.
A positive phase of the Indian Ocean Dipole (IOD) may have already begun to play out, according to the Applications Laboratory of Jamstec, the Japanese national weather forecaster.
Is July the most critical month for the South-West monsoon?
Monsoon watchers are scanning the Indian Ocean for any sign that could potentially reduce the impact on seasonal rains from a raging El Nino away in the equatorial Pacific.
Monsoon has arrived over the Andaman and Nicobar Islands
When does an El Nino (warming of the east and equatorial Pacific) create widespread rain deficit over India during the monsoon?
Pre-monsoon rains have produced what looks like an unmatched record this season, delivering excess or normal rainfall for the entire country as at April-end.
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