Monsoon

Water Utilisation and Thermal Power Plants

A large part of India is facing an acute water crisis. The delay in monsoons and less than expected rainfall has further worsened the situation. India’s water use policies must underline the fact that India has only 4% of the world’s renewable water resources for catering to about 18% of the world’s population. Water Utilisation ..

Advertisement

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 the drought in Maharashtra’s Marathwada? Sugarcane is a long duration crop which typically grows for ..

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 monsoon forecast mean? IMD has predicted India is expected to receive 106% of the Long ..

Advertisement