Monsoon

May 7, 2016

Sugarcane and Marathwada’s Drought

With intensifying drought situation in the Maharashtra’s marathwada region, the blame for the drought has been squarely put on the cultivation of sugarcane in that region. Why cultivation of sugarcane is advantageous and why it cannot be held responsible for…

May 7, 2016

IMD’s Monsoon Forecast

The India Meteorological Department’s (IMD) forecast for this monsoon estimates 106 per cent of normal rainfall this season. After two successive years of drought, this seems to be an encouraging prediction to the Indian economy. What exactly does the IMD’s…