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P. Sunderarajan

NEW DELHI: The Southwest Monsoon has made rapid advances since Sunday and, by Monday evening, it covered almost 80 per cent of the country.

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!

V NarayanaMurthi

WITH the Vellore region experiencing scanty rainfall over the years, it is perhaps time the authorities considered artificial cloud seeding to bridge the demand-supply gap

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.

Data could confirm presence of water on the moon
Shubhadeep Choudhury
Tribune News Service
Bangalore, June 28

New Delhi: Real-time weather forecast may soon become a reality for Delhiites as the meteorological office has geared up to install hi-tech instruments at various locations in and around the capital.

J. Balaji

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.

Kaustubh Kulkarni / New Delhi June 29, 2009, 0:06 IST

This year the southwest monsoon set in early over Kerala and got off to a dramatic, if unpropitious, start. Cyclone Aila swept in from the Bay of Bengal and wreaked havoc, including much loss of life, in West Bengal and neighbouring Bangladesh. Thereafter, the monsoon went into a slump and its progress northwards has been tardy.

Mumbai/Ahmedabad, June 25: Amid fears of drought due to delayed monsoon, several parts of western India received sporadic rainfall on Thursday with Met office forecasting favourable conditions for advance of southwest monsoon into Maharashtra and Andhra Pradesh.

However, rains played truant in Central India including Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh.