Wednesday, 28 September, 2022
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Topic: Rainfall

After Haryana, now Punjab records rain damage to paddy. Farmers to ‘wait & watch’, may seek relief

Jagmohan Singh of BKU (Dakaunda) says farmers expecting 40% loss in early rice varieties. According to experts, crop damage of this nature has taken place after almost a decade.

Floods in MP to drought in UP — it’s monsoon’s wildest swing ever, but experts aren’t surprised

IMD data shows east, northeast India had 18% rainfall deficit between 1 June and 10 August. But central and southern regions saw excess of 24% and 28%, respectively.

Cracked earth & nasty weeds: How UP farmers are battling a drought to save their rice crop

In 5 east UP districts, where rice is primary rain-fed crop, the overwhelming sentiment is despair. For most, planting has been delayed by over a month, which means a drop in yield.

Lower kharif plantings due to uneven rains a growing concern, says report

Area under rice and pulses lower than last year, while oilseeds acreage has marginally increased in the June-October Kharif crop season.

Floods have claimed 102 lives in Maharashtra since June, says SDRF, red alert issued

Teams from National Disaster Response Force, State Disaster Response Fund positioned across districts. Over 11,836 persons have been evacuated so far and 73 relief camps have been set up.

Monsoon has turned normal, IMD says. But it really hasn’t if you see regional variations

While heavy rains have lashed parts of Assam and Meghalaya in the northeast, planting of rain-fed kharif crops has been delayed in Odisha, where the rain deficit is 39%.

Tomato is the new onion as rain damage in southern states doubles prices, no respite soon

Retail as well as wholesale prices of tomato have more than doubled to as high as Rs 80/kg in several places. In some southern cities, prices rose to as much as Rs 140/kg.

This is why Kerala and Uttarakhand are seeing heavy rainfall, flooding in October

Typically, the monsoon season in both states withdraws by September. But relentless showers in October have raised concerns over climate change.

Eight dead, dozens missing after heavy rain, landslides in Kerala, rescue ops on

Although the rain has subsided, Kerala State Disaster Management Authorities predict light to moderate rainfall at many places during the next 24 hours.

This is why Delhi is seeing so much rainfall in September

This season, Delhi has seen the heaviest rainfall in decades, recording over 1161.1 mm of rainfall — the highest since 1975, when 1,155.6mm of rainfall was recorded. 

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