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New monsoon models on the anvil this year -Jacob Koshy

-The Hindu Agency failed to gauge the magnitude of the excess rainfall in 2019, 2020 The India Meteorological Department (IMD) may introduce new monsoon models this year to better forecast changes in rainfall. At a day-long meet, via videoconference, involving several senior meteorologists across the IMD’s offices and those from affiliated climate research institutes, discussions took place on the accuracy of the existing models, emerging weather models and their strengths and weaknesses in...

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Deccan farmers may face long dry spells in June, July like last year -Priscilla Jebaraj

-The Hindu North east coast also to have below Normal Rainfall; good rains in western States While the India Meteorological Department has predicted a normal monsoon, spatial forecast models show wide variations in rainfall across the country which can have dire implications for farmers, especially on the north eastern coast and the dryland areas of the Deccan. For instance, there are likely to be long dry spells and low rainfall in June and...

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Data shows below-normal water storage in India's 72 of 100 major reservoirs

-PTI The scenario is particularly worrying in the states of Gujarat and Maharashtra, according to Central Water Commission data With the four-month rainy season nearly halfway through, 72 of the 100 major water reservoirs in the country have reported water storage which is 80 per cent or below of normal, the Central Water Commission data shows. According to the data, until July 25, the basin storage position is deficient in major rivers like...

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Only 25 per cent water left in dams across Maharashtra -Radheshyam Jadhav

-The Hindu Business Line Sowing completed in 73 per cent area under kharif cultivation Pune: With rains continuing to evade Maharashtra, the dams across the State are left with just 25 per cent water compared to 46.5 per cent stock during the same period last year. Situation in drought hit Marathwada region is alarming as dams have just 0.82 per cent water. There are 4,716 water tankers plying to cater drinking water...

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Short-duration crops take a hit as water crisis strikes Tamil Nadu -TE Narasimhan

-Business Standard Every day before 5 am and after 10 pm, 40-year-old K Kasturi and her husband leave their home in Mylapore, Central Chennai, in search of water with eight vessels. If they are lucky, they may be able to fetch water from hand pumps or taps in five vessels after walking 1-1.5 km. This is the only source of water to drink, cook, wash, clean and bathe for them. This is...

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