Policy | VOL. 16, ISSUE 97

Monsoon Mission

The Indian summer (southwest) monsoon is referred to as the lifeline of India, as variability in any of its aspects (onset, withdrawal and quantum of rainfall) can greatly influence agricultural yield, economy, water resources, power generation and the entire ecosystem. If variations in monsoon rainfall are known well in advance, it would be possible to reduce the diverse impacts related to excess or deficient rainfall. A reliable monsoon forecast with sufficient lead time is essential for policy makers and farmers...

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