NEW DELHI: Ending weeks of speculation, the monsoon finally arrived in the Capital on Tuesday bringing much needed relief to the citizens. People rejoiced and many of them did not miss the opportunity to drench themselves in the welcome showers.
AHMEDABAD: It seems there are just clouds in store for Amdavadis for now. The weather officials have said that the clouds which were expected to give some rainfall to the city have instead given Madhya Pradesh a monsoon break. What is worse is that there seems to be no rainfall in the city until next week!
Deficient rains imply not only a drop in crop production and consequently incomes, but also a serious shortage of drinking water and animal fodder, resulting in rural-urban migration and growing pressure on urban spaces.
NEW DELHI: Union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar on Sunday allayed fears about the country facing a drought this year. Meanwhile, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) announced that the south-west monsoon was likely to resume over the remaining parts of central India and some parts of north-west India after July 1.