No happy monsoon forecast for Odisha

Odisha might witness below normal rainfall this monsoon, as per the India Meteorological Department (IMD)’s first seasonal forecast which was released on Friday.

published on : 17th April 2021

Pre-monsoon cleaning of canals, drains pick up momentum

 Much to the relief of city residents, Kochi Corporation has decided to speed up its pre-monsoon drain cleaning and canal renovation works.

published on : 17th April 2021

Met department forecasts normal monsoon this year

In the case of Kerala, the state used to get around 204.9 cm rain during the 120-day long south west monsoon season.

published on : 16th April 2021

Monsoon to be normal this year, says IMD

The Long Period Average (LPA) rainfall will be 98 per cent with an error margin of plus and minus 5 per cent, said M Rajeevan, secretary of the Ministry of Earth Sciences.

published on : 16th April 2021

Demand for shifting fishing ban to year end

The State government has issued a 61-day ban on fishing by mechanised vessels from April 15 in order to support fish breeding.

published on : 15th April 2021

Pre-monsoon showers give citizens much needed respite

The city received its first premonsoon showers on Wednesday, to the delight of citizens.

published on : 15th April 2021

BBMP readies for rains in coming days

BBMP Administrator Rakesh Singh said that officials should start preparing for the upcoming monsoon season. 

published on : 4th April 2021

Hit by pandemic, Kerala to promote monsoon tourism to revive sector

With the tourism sector facing an unprecedented crisis owing to Covid-19 outbreak, the state tourism department is focusing on popularising monsoon tourism this year.

published on : 21st February 2021

Come rain or shine, his crops were fine

But not to D Varadharajan, whose crops grew about five feet tall despite the rain. This, he says, is because of a traditional variety of paddy that he cultivated organically.

published on : 31st January 2021

Local supply of shallots hit by unseasonal rain

Already, the monsoon last year damaged a major portion of the harvest-ready shallots in the district and fetched a high price in market (from 20 per kg to 100 per kg).

published on : 18th January 2021

Northeast monsoon to cease by January 19

The unseasonal rains in January have been causing havoc in delta and southern districts inflicting heavy crop loss and flooding in low lying areas.

published on : 15th January 2021

Largest study of Asia's rivers may help predict changes in region's water cycle: Scientists

The study, published in the journal Water Resources Research, noted that the findings have important implications for water management and power production.

published on : 31st December 2020

Monsoon makes life hard for Thoothukudi's salt pan workers

The monsoon has exacerbated the plight of the workers, who could not land a different job during the off-season – mid-October to February – due to the noxious effects of salinity on their skins.

published on : 28th November 2020

Monsoon mirth in Madras

From waterlogged roads and flooded streets to neverdry laundry and imminent power cuts, there’s much to not like about this elusive season.

published on : 23rd November 2020

Don’t spread rumours on social media about northeast monsoon, warns min

Severe action will be taken against those spreading rumours on social media about Northeast monsoon, said Minister for Revenue and Disaster Management RB Udayakumar on Wednesday.

published on : 19th November 2020
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