Should India gear up for cyclone Kyant? (Update)

Update: October 27, 2016 The deep depression over west central Bay of Bengal moved further west-southwestwards in past 6 hours with speed 17 kmph. At about 12 ‘oclock on October 27, 2016 the cyclone lay over west central Bay of Bengal, near latitude 15.7o N and longitude 85.5o  E about 320 km southeast of Vishakhapatnam and 460 km […]

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Crop Productivity in India

Agromet services to enhance crop production in India

Growing weather and climate uncertainties pose a major threat to India’s food security. The combination of long-term changes and the greater frequency of extreme weather events are likely to have an adverse impact on food production in the coming decades.Agromet advisories is the need of the hour. In this regard, India Meteorological Department (IMD), under […]

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Aadi Perukku- Monsoon Festival of Water Bodies in India

The livelihood of the Indian farmer is largely dependent on the monsoon rains, giving rise to a multitude of traditions and practices. Worshiping the monsoon is but natural for a nation that is so very rich in animistic practices that perhaps dates back to even before 8000 BC. Today is Aadi 18. Also known as […]

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The Science Behind the Tamil Nadu Floods

The Indian state of Tamil Nadu experienced a series of floods this winter. The city of Chennai was flooded between November 13 and 17 and on December 1, 2015 which persisted well into the second week of December. District after district was inundated—Kanchipuram on December 5; Tirunelveli on December 7; and Thanjavur, Thiruvarur and Nagapattinam […]

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