Articles tagged under: Monsoon 2015

Rainfall was deficient during South West monsoon as predicted

December 09, 2015

New Delhi The South West monsoon season rainfall (during June to September, 2015) over the country as a whole was about 86% of its long period average (LPA). Thus, years 2014 & 2015 were two consecutive years having deficient monsoon rainfall. Seasonal rainfall was 83% of its LPA over Northwest India, 84% of its LPA over Central India, 85% of its LPA over South Peninsula and 92% of its LPA over Northeast India. The states most affected by deficit rainfall include Maharashtra...Read More

Rajasthan sanctions Rs 823 lakh for water transportation

October 21, 2015

Jaipur In the wake of scarcity of potable water and declining level in Meja dam, Rajasthan government today sanctioned a grant of Rs 823 lakh for transportation of water through railways to Bhilwara. At a Policy Making Committee, Water Resource and PHED Minister Kiran Maheshwari sanctioned the financial grant of Rs 823 lakh for transportation of water to Bhilwara through railway wagons, an official spokesperson said here. The transportation of water would be conducted through rail wagon...Read More

Dam water to be reserved for drinking in summer: Gujarat CM

October 13, 2015

Halol Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel while speaking at a function in Halol today morning said that farmers will not be able to get water supply for crops in upcoming summer, as the state government has taken a decision to reserve the available stock of water in dams only for drinking purpose. Anandiben promised the people of central Gujarat that they would not have any problem of drinking water and fodder, but irrigation water supply for crops in summer will not be possible. She s...Read More

‘Depression in Arabian Sea to bring rain with winds in 24 hrs in four states, but not in Gujarat’

October 09, 2015

New Delhi A depression in the Arabian Sea will bring rainfall along with squally winds in the states of Karnataka, Kerala, Goa and coastal Maharashtra, in the next 24 hours. According to Cyclone Warning Division (CWD) of the IndiaMeteorological Department (IMD), the depression over east central Arabian Sea moved north wards with a speed of 5 km per hour during past 6 hours and lay centred at 5.30 pm at about 400 km west-southwest of Goa and 600 km south-southwest of Mumbai. It would...Read More

Deep depression likely in 48 hours, signal no.1 at Veraval port

October 09, 2015

Ahmedabad The depression over east-central Arabian sea remained practically stationary and lay centered at 0830 hours IS of today, the 9th October, 2015 near Latitude 14.0° N and Longitude 70.3° E, about 410 km west-­southwest of Goa and 630 km south-­southwest of Mumbai. It is likely to move slowly north­northwestwards towards Gujarat and intensify into a deep depression during next 48 hours. If it happens, parts of Gujarat will get light rains on 11-12th of this month. Some pocke...Read More

Rain-affected farmers not given proper relief in Gujarat: Congress

October 08, 2015

Ahmedabad The Gujarat Congress today alleged that the BJP-ruled state government has not given any substantial monetary relief to farmers affected by flood-like situation in Amreli, Banaskantha and Patan district even after three months. "Even after more than three months of flood like situation in the three districts of Amreli, Banaskantha and Patan, the state government has not given any monetary relief to the farmers whose crop were destroyed and lands were washed away," Gujarat Congres...Read More

Showers in Dang, Surat, parts of south Gujarat

October 02, 2015

Ahmedabad Parts of south Gujarat including the city of Surat and Dang district witnessed thunderstorm today. According to private weather agency Skymet, the southern parts of Gujarat like Valsad, Navsari, Surat and Dang will observe light scattered rain between October 3 and October 5. Thereafter dry and warm weather will prevail in the state till October 8. Bhuj, Naliya and Rajkot will observe day temperature settling close to 40°C. Read More

Southwest Monsoon officially ends in India with 14% deficit

September 30, 2015

New Delhi Rainfall in the country was 14 per cent lower than normal during the Southwest monsoon that officially ended today with a double-digit rain deficit being recorded for the second consecutive year causing drought in some states. This year's summer rains were particularly affected by the El-Nino phenomenon with the deficiency for the four-month long season being more or less in line with the forecast of the Indian Meteorological Department(IMD) which predicted 12 per cent deficit. L...Read More

Gujarat govt forms committee to deal with water scarcity

September 29, 2015

Gandhinagar The Gujarat government has formed a committee comprising a total of five ministers headed by Education minister Bhupendra Singh Chudasma to study the situation caused by less than normal rainfall during monsoon this year and make recommendations with regard to the areas to be declared fully or partially drought hit if the need be. Gujarat has received around 81% rain of total average monsoon rain this year. The committee formed by government also has 15 secretaries as its m...Read More

Gujarat completes 81.24% rain of monsoon, 13 dams full, 48 on alert

September 23, 2015

Gandhinagar Gujarat has completed 81.24% rain of average monsoon season this year. Region wise percentage of rain Kutch - 136.10%, North Gujarat 115.85%, East-central Gujarat 58.50%, Saurashtra 89.08% and South Gujarat 66.62%. According to the state emergency operation center reports, as on 8.00 am today, out of 202 reservoirs across the state 13 are full with water.They include Pigur in Bharuch, Umariya in Dahod, Vaidi in Arvalli, Doswada in Tapi, Dhatarwadi and Vadiya in Amreli, Shetru...Read More

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