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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.

As our columnist today argues, monsoon no longer has a vice grip on the economy but it retains enough clout for below normal rains-the government

New Delhi: A day after India Meteorological Department (IMD) projected

Rainfall in Kodagu has gone down by 50 per cent, thereby adversely hitting agricultural activities. Over the last two days, however, rains have picked up and brought a silver lining.

Last year by June 3, River Cauvery was full and most of the waterfalls, including Abbey falls were gushing.

June 25: This is supposed to the monsoon season, but the severe heat wave conditions in many parts of the state make it seem as if summer has not bid goodbye yet. In all, 18 districts in the state have recorded deficit (nine districts) and scanty rainfall (nine districts). According to the meteorological department, the deficiency amounts to 49 per cent.

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 Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra.

The Maharashtra government is considering implementing a cloud seeding programme to boost rainfall this season. Though the monsoon is showing signs of revival, the state agricultural department is gearing up for the worst.

A new scientific study has warned that if use of 'super greenhouse gases', known as hydrofluorocarbons or HFCs, is not controlled it could contribute to global warming. According sources here on Wednesday, these findings were made by an international team of researchers.

AHMEDABAD: Torrential rains lashed Saurasthra and adjoining areas on the second consecutive day on Wednesday even as the Met department predicted heavy to very heavy rainfall over Saurashtra, Kutch and Diu by Thursday evening.

However, rains continued to play hide and seek in Ahmedabad, showing up only in the form of a light drizzle in the evening for a brief while.

P. Sunderarajan

NEW DELHI: The Union government on Wednesday announced a downward revision in its estimates for the rainfall in the southwest monsoon season. The rainfall will be

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