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Ocean temperature patterns key to climate change


August 26th, 2012 - 6:16 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 26 (IANS) An analysis of past oceanic temperature patterns has uncovered the role of sensitive triggers built into our climate system that can cause abrupt shifts in global ... Read more...

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11 Odisha districts record deficit rain


July 31st, 2012 - 2:48 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, July 31 (IANS) Eleven of Odisha's 30 districts have recorded deficit rainfall this monsoon, impacting on paddy cultivation that is crucial for the economy of the state, officials said ... Read more...

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Deficient monsoon to put pressure on growth: CII


July 29th, 2012 - 6:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) Deficient monsoon is likely to worsen macro-economic situation and put further pressure on economic growth, the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) said."Not only will there ... Read more...

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Monsoon improves slightly in Odisha


July 27th, 2012 - 11:42 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, July 27 (IANS) The annual monsoon rainfall has improved slightly in Odisha during the past one week although it still remained weak, an official said Friday.The state received a ... Read more...

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Deficit monsoon: PM directs weekly monitoring


July 23rd, 2012 - 8:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) With deficient monsoon rains threatening crop plantation in the country, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Monday asked all ministries concerned to co-ordinate efforts with state ... Read more...

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India’s monsoon likely to be normal: Deshmukh (Lead)


April 26th, 2012 - 8:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) In what could be a breather for farmers and common people, India's monsoon is likely to be normal with 99 percent of the expected rainfall, ... Read more...

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National Mission on Monsoon to improve weather forecast


December 1st, 2011 - 8:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 1 (IANS) A detailed project report has been finalised for the National Mission on Monsoon (NMM) to develop an advanced system for forecasting monsoon in the country, ... Read more...

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14 percent rainfall deficit in July


August 25th, 2011 - 8:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 25 (IANS) The countrywide rainfall during July was 14 percent deficient with the largest shortfall in Delhi, Haryana and Chandigarh, the Lok Sabha was informed Thursday.Minister of ... Read more...

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Good rainfall boosts Jharkhand foodgrain yield


August 10th, 2011 - 5:03 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Aug 10 (IANS) Jharkhand expects increased foodgrain production this year following a good rainfall, the government said Wednesday."We expect production of more than 31 million tonnes of foodgrain ... Read more...

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Teraflops for non-flop rain forecast (With ‘No need to fear drought or flood this year: Earth Sciences Minister’)


July 31st, 2011 - 4:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) Indian meteorologists have weathered many jokes whenever they failed to accurately forecast monsoon rainfall. Their problem is that they still depend on an old statistical ... Read more...

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Government mulls weather inputs for farmers


July 27th, 2011 - 11:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 27 (IANS) The government Wednesday said it is planning to launch a National Monsoon Mission to provide accurate rain forecast and other weather inputs to farmers.Speaking at ... Read more...

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IGNOU launches programme on sustainability science


April 29th, 2011 - 8:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 29 (IANS) The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) has launched an online post-graduate diploma programme on sustainability science to cater to those who are curious about ... Read more...

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India to have normal monsoon this year: Bansal


April 19th, 2011 - 9:48 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Apr 19 (ANI): Union Minister for Science and Technology and Earth Sciences Pawan Kumar Bansal today said that India's monsoon is on schedule and is expected to be normal with ... Read more...

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India, US to work for Evergreen Revolution: Obama


November 8th, 2010 - 10:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 8 (IANS) US President Barack Obama said Monday that as India's farmers and rural areas face the effects of climate change and drought, both countries will work together ... Read more...

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India, US ink pact to study seasonal prediction of Indian Summer Monsoon Rainfall


November 8th, 2010 - 10:14 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Nov 8 (ANI): India and the United States on Monday signed an agreement on 'Technical Cooperation for Study of Dynamical Seasonal Prediction of Indian Summer Monsoon Rainfall' during the ... Read more...

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India, US enhance bilateral ties through six pacts


November 8th, 2010 - 7:18 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Nov.8 (ANI): India and United States on Monday took further steps to enhance their bilateral and strategic partnership by signing six agreements.The pacts included two agreements and four memorandum of ... Read more...

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Doppler radars to make monsoon rainfall prediction more accurate


October 6th, 2010 - 5:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 6 (ANI): A new study has revealed that doppler weather radar will significantly improve forecasting models used to track monsoon systems influencing the monsoon in and around India.The research is ... Read more...

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Delhi had monsoon rainfall deficit in June


July 29th, 2010 - 9:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) Delhi recorded 81 percent deficit rainfall during June, minister of Earth Sciences Prithviraj Chavan said Thursday. Replying to a question in the Lok Sabha, Chavan said that ... Read more...

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India to set up national mission on monsoon: Chavan


July 29th, 2010 - 8:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) The Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES) has mooted a proposal to set up a National Mission on Monsoon to develop an advanced system for accurate monsoon forecasting, ... Read more...

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India to join hands with global groups for monsoon forecast


July 28th, 2010 - 1:39 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) India will collaborate with international organizations to develop a single weather forecast system in a bid to provide accurate monsoon predictions, officials announced Tuesday. "We will be working ... Read more...

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Northeast India records 28 percent deficit rainfall


July 25th, 2010 - 6:16 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala/Guwahati, July 25 (IANS) The northeastern region, comprising eight states, has recorded deficit rainfall during the current monsoon season and this may affect agricultural production, an official said Sunday. "During the monsoon (since ... Read more...

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Snowfall over Himalayas may spur drought in India


April 24th, 2010 - 12:50 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 24 (IANS) Scientists have helped to explain why heavy snowfall over the Himalayas in winter and spring can lead to drought over India, especially in the early part of the ... Read more...

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Man-made changes to landscape affecting Indian monsoon rains


December 16th, 2009 - 2:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 16 (ANI): In a new study, a scientist from Purdue University, US, has shown that man-made changes to the landscape have affected Indian monsoon rains, suggesting that land-use decisions play ... Read more...

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Southwest monsoon pattern changing in India


November 25th, 2009 - 8:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 25 (IANS) If you felt more heat and humidity during last monsoon, here is the reason - the southwest monsoon, significantly responsible for rains in the country, has ... Read more...

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Onion prices fall in Maharashtra


November 24th, 2009 - 12:50 pm ICT by ANI
Aurangabad, Nov 24 (ANI): Onion prices have fallen with rains halting in Maharashtra.Farmers earlier could not bring their onion stock to the market due to heavy rains, resulting in a steep ... Read more...

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‘US, Europe job markets to remain weak until 2011′


November 19th, 2009 - 6:37 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, Nov 19 (DPA) Although much of the world appears to be emerging from the economic crisis, joblessness is expected to remain high in the US and Europe at least until 2011, ... Read more...

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Northeast records 20 percent rainfall deficit


October 23rd, 2009 - 4:11 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala/Guwahati, Oct 23 (IANS) The southwest monsoon has withdrawn from the northeastern region, which has suffered a 20 percent rainfall deficit this season, India Meteorology Department (IMD) director Dilip Saha said Friday. "During ... Read more...

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Himachal Pradesh records over 50 percent deficit rainfall


August 30th, 2009 - 4:09 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 30 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh has received 53 deficit rainfall this year and there is not much hope of overcoming this shortfall as the monsoon in the state generally starts ... Read more...

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Rain deficits in India narrows by three percent


August 21st, 2009 - 9:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) The rain deficit in India has narrowed to 26 from 29 percent earlier after a "significant improvement" in monsoon activity in the past week, the Met Department ... Read more...

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India has enough food stocks, prices will be contained: PM (Lead)


August 11th, 2009 - 7:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 11 (IANS) Amid shooting commodity prices and a deficient monsoon, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Tuesday assured that the government was taking all possible steps to contain food inflation ... Read more...

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Drought looms large, but don’t panic: Mukherjee


August 11th, 2009 - 4:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 11 (IANS) The spectre of drought looms large over as many as 161 out of 626 districts in India due to deficient monsoon, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee said ... Read more...

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Make contingency plans to tackle drought: PM to states


August 8th, 2009 - 4:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Saturday said agriculture had been adversely affected in several parts of the country due to the delayed and deficient monsoon this year ... Read more...

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Monsoon rainfall deficient by 25 percent so far


August 7th, 2009 - 7:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 7 (IANS) It's something you might have already sensed, but now comes the official admission - the average monsoon rainfall has so far been deficient by 25 percent in ... Read more...

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Himachal facing drought-like conditions


July 30th, 2009 - 9:31 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 30 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Thursday decided to request the central government for help in the face of drought-like conditions following the lowest monsoon rainfall of the past 20 years. "The ... Read more...

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First good shower too little too late for farmers


July 28th, 2009 - 10:18 am ICT by IANS
By Joydeep Gupta Sohna (Haryana), July 28 (IANS) The season's first good shower came too late for Mohan Singh's rice nursery where the saplings are dead. His bajra crop is ruined too, as ... Read more...

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