Erratic Monsoon Rainfall Current Affairs, GK & News

Area under kharif crops decreases – Agriculture Ministry

According to the data released by Agriculture Ministry on August 22, 2021 Area under kharif crops such as paddy witnessed a marginal decline of 1.55 per cent at 1,043.87 lakh hectares in the ongoing monsoon season. Highlights Ministry has highlighted that, kharif crops decreased due to “deficient, scattered or erratic rainfall at the beginning of ..

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Farmer Suicide: Steep rise in Maharashtra; highest in 4 years

In November 2019, the number of farmer suicides increased to 300 cases in Maharashtra. The steep increase in farmer suicides though has crossed 300 several times, this is the highest since 2015. Highlights The farmer suicides in the state have increased by 61% in 2019 as compared to 2018. This was primarily due to unseasonal ..

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Report: Kharif crop production to dip by 12%

On December 3, 2019, a private weather monitoring company, Skymet released a report on Kharif Crop outlook. According to the report, barring cotton the Kharif crops are expected to witness a drop-in production by 4.5% to 12% as compared to 2018-19. Key findings of the report Several crops such as groundnut, soybean, cotton, tur and ..

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Erratic monsoon rainfall in India partly due to air pollution: Study

According to recent study by scientists from IIT Kanpur, erratic behaviour of monsoon rainfall, including phenomenon of concentrated heavy rainfall on small number of days in localized area can be attributed to the rising air pollution, especially the increase in suspended particles in the atmosphere. The study has found that high pollution levels are not ..

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