Tuesday, July 03, 2012
Media has apparently gone totally berserk declaring the monsoon dead even as it just arrived. Their headlines scream that June rainfall was deficient by a whopping 29% and that 83 per cent of the country, including India’s granary states of Punjab and Haryana, receiving deficient or scanty rainfall so far.
Self-titled “Food Security Analyst”, Devinder Sharma of the NGO sector and founder member of Indian Against Corruption, also joined the scare mongering tamasha when he warned during an interview to a news channel, of the prospect of a negative agricultural growth rate due to a likely El Niño effect! This, Sharma added, will further accentuate the downward pressure that the overall economy is currently experiencing, that has seen our economic growth rate slip below the 7% levels - the first time over almost a decade!It was left for Deputy Chairman of India’s Planning Commission, Montek Singh Aluwalia to strike a word caution to journalists:"It’s not the date of the onset of the monsoon; it's the overall level and distribution over the next four months. You can have a situation where the monsoon is absolutely on time and then it peters out. You can have a situation where the monsoon is one week late or even 10 days late built then is healthy."
RT @sdutta2911: One word to describe #mumbai life today has been more traffic jams & very few spells of rain.. (3:35pm)
#chennai - till 2:30pm, strong winds from S-W prevailed ... now 3pm, showing signs of low level sea breeze.
As the circulation from Bay has moved inland .. heavy rain forecast for Odisha, Chatisgarh, Jharkand & S.Bengal.. http://ow.ly/i/K0CF
In next 24hrs, widespread rains will engulf entire E.India and rain will enter into E,central Uttarpradesh on 5-Jul.. http://ow.ly/i/K0DO
By 6,7-Jul.. monsoon will reach central, E.Madhyapradesh, Most of Uttarpradesh and into #Delhi ... http://ow.ly/i/K0Es
Arabian sea wing of monsoon current is getting strong along Maharastra coast.. it'll get strong even more in next 3 days http://ow.ly/i/K0wV
Monsoon to reach S,S-W.Gujarat on 5/6-Jul .. http://ow.ly/i/K0y1
Today, UAC is seen along Central Maharastra coast and yesterday's W-central Bay UAC is now along N-E.Andhra.. http://ow.ly/i/K0z0
Yesterday's N-W.Bay circulation has moved inland and it's over Orissa, S.Bengal .. http://ow.ly/i/K0zH
Circulation over Orissa will move N-N-W towards E.Uttarpradesh and it'll re-gain strength on 6-Jul, move towards #Delhi http://ow.ly/i/K0AQ
Meanwhile the circulation over N-E Arabian sea along C.Maharastra coast will move north and reach S.Gujarat on 6-Jul.. http://ow.ly/i/K0AQ
RT @rajugana: Baroda 1.55pm, Overcast sky, dark clouds and it's drizzling now..Looks.. a wet day ahead..a pic http://t.co/2KzuGqwc
North,N-W.India in it's last leg of HEAT wave ... expected to be HOT over entire N-W India till 10-Jul .. http://ow.ly/i/K0oS
RT @jamestpp: http://t.co/alUIQJXk - #Rain #kerala #calicut
RT @sachin_dinesh: Its raining cats and dogs here in kerala sir :)) you would love to do a rain dance here! http://t.co/hxVwu60U (8:48am)
@mrityunjoykjha @rohhit >> Monsoon for #Delhi will be around 7-Jul, Showers will reach Punjab,Haryana, Uttarakand & Himachal before 10-Jul.
RT @ganpat000: @weatherofindia hot and sweat morning in Delhi. Records 37.0 Degree; 47% Humidity.
RT @aash_tvm: Oh, Rain started at #trivandrum now. @weatherofindia #monsoon 9:31am
RT @rajugana: Baroda 9.25am, Dark clouds in the morning, however sky getting cleared and sun is out. No rain V humid. http://t.co/eAx6ztC2
RT @aash_tvm: Many trees fell in #trivandrum due to heavy rain and wind yesterday. 3 people died in rain calamities too. @weatherofindia
RT @aash_tvm: No rain as of now in #trivandrum city. But feeling cool. Can expect rain in daytime. #monsoon @weatherofindia