The southwest monsoon is about to enter the final of its four-month journey over India within the subsequent few days. The rains, which began on a brisk observe in June, misplaced a few of its steam halfway.
After a protracted break in late June, the monsoon has as soon as once more entered a weak part in August.
Erratic rains have impacted sowing of kharif crops and except the monsoon revives rapidly, it might have an effect on the ultimate yields, notably of the crops that have been sown late.
Until Friday, information reveals that kharif crops have been sown in 106.40 million hectares of land, which is 1.75 per cent lower than the world lined in the course of the corresponding interval final yr. The monsoon was round 10 per cent lower than regular until Friday and nearly all areas of the nation, besides southern India, have cumulatively obtained much less than-normal rains this yr.
The most important impression of the patchy rains can be on the water ranges in 130-odd reservoirs. Knowledge reveals that water ranges in all of them have dropped beneath final yr’s stage, besides these in southern India. This might have severe repercussions going ahead, notably within the coming rabi sowing season. It might additionally harm the irrigation and energy era potential of a number of of them.