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MUMBAI: The BMC is proposing to undertake a comprehensive cloud-seeding project at the catchments supplying water to the city. The project, which would be carried out over a period of 60 days and at a cost of Rs 12 crore, would be in addition to a seeding experiment the civic body may carry out this week.

The rainfall situation in parts of north and northwest India does not look good. Deficient rains threaten agriculture in States like Punjab, Haryana, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, and Himachal Pradesh, although there is still some hope of a recovery. The India Meteorological Department reports that the country as a whole received

Pravda Godbole / Pune July 15, 2009, 0:35 IST

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) today maintained there would be a normal monsoon in the country this year.

Pune The water-starved city heaved a sigh of relief as the Rain Gods smiled on Tuesday morning. By evening, the citizens were also smiling. There was water in the rivers, dams and roads. The catchments of all the dams supplying drinking water to Pune and Pimpri-Chinchwad received heavy rain through the day.

Mumbai For over 15 hours ending Tuesday evening, Mumbai

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The Prime Minister has asked Union Cabinet secretary K.M. Chandrashekhar to monitor the situation on a daily basis
Concerned over continuing rain distress in Punjab, Haryana and western Uttar Pradesh, heartland of the green revolution, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh took stock of the situation in a meeting with agriculture minister Sharad Pawar

Southwest monsoon may shed some of its mystery next time round when Indian Space Research Organisation

NEW DELHI: With the overall rainfall continuing to be below normal, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Monday reviewed the crop situation and directed officials to be ready for any contingency.

Dr. Singh met with senior officials of the India Meteorological Department (IMD) and the Agriculture Ministry, just before leaving for a five-day visit to France and Egypt.

Everything depends on rains in the next seven days, says India Meteorological Department

A presentation on the progress of monsoon by the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has made the government confident this year will be a good crop year, but everything depends on rains in the next seven days.

Farm ministry irked at IMD (which is under earth sciences ministry) making rain data public, as it has to do ground work to minimise the adverse impact of poor monsoon
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