Monday, 17 January, 2022

Topic: monsoon

2021 monsoon shows impact of climate change. Here’s what it’s doing to kharif crops

The erratic progress of monsoon this year will impact crop yields due to combination of three Ds — drought, dry spell, delay — and excessive rains.

Why Cyclone Gulab is an exception as a rare September cyclone in the Bay of Bengal

In the 22 years of the 21st century, Cyclone Gulab is only the third Bay of Bengal cyclone to make landfall in September, during the active monsoon season.

Onion prices set to climb again in September-November, erratic monsoon to blame: Crisil report

Cyclone Tauktae in May increased moisture in stored rabi onions, and now kharif crop is expected to be delayed, leading to shortfall in supply as demand rises in festive season.

Wet June, erratic July, dry August — 2021 monsoon follows pattern of climate change warning

Early in June, India registered 10% more rainfall than the Long Period Average, but two breaks in July and August have dragged it down to 9% below normal.

After July, August also set to record less than normal rainfall, says IMD

August recorded 26% deficiency until yesterday, said IMD Director General Mrutunjay Mohapatra, adding that the shortfall has been recorded in north and central India.

India’s patchy monsoon is turning out to be good news for palm traders abroad

Concerns are growing that deficient monsoon rains this year could hurt crops, raise food prices, threaten a nascent economic recovery and boost imports of farm goods.

India’s volatile monsoon will likely impact inflation, says Barclays chief economist

India is facing an 8% monsoon rainfall deficit, which will impact future sowing & harvesting seasons, pressuring consumer prices and squeezing agri sector, says Rahul Bajoria.

Why you may not shed tears over onion prices this year

As of 31 July, agencies have procured over 1.8 LMT of onions — 90% of the aimed buffer stock. This will help price stabilising market interventions should they be needed.

Govt reduces import duty on masur dal to zero, cuts agri cess by half as prices & demand rise 

The move comes ahead of the festive season when demand is expected to rise even as inflation has already driven prices up.

Erratic monsoon hits cereal, pulses, oilseed sowing in top producing states amid inflation

Deficient rainfall has hit sowing of crops like moong, urad, and soybean, which has severely pushed up food inflation marked by high prices.

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President Xi Jingping addressing a meeting

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Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.