Planes To Carry Out Cloud Seeding Reach Maharashtra: Weather Official

Cloud seeding is a type of weather modification in which chemicals is dispersed in the air to act as cloud condensation to alter its microphysical processes.

 Share
EMAIL
PRINT
COMMENTS
Planes To Carry Out Cloud Seeding Reach Maharashtra: Weather Official

Maharashtra's rainfall situation is worrisome as half of the monsoon season is over. (Representational)


Mumbai: 

Three planes for bringing about artificial rains in southern districts of Maharashtra along the borders of Karnataka and Telangana have arrived at the Solapur airport, an India Meteorological Department official said on Tuesday.

Solapur, Osmanabad and several districts from Marathwada and Vidarbha have received rainfall between 50-75 per cent of their average precipitation.

"The government has decided to carry out cloud seeding for artificial rains in the Solapur-Osmanabad region. For that officials will survey the skies for next some days. If the cloud density is sufficient, then seeding will be done for artificial rains," said the official.

He said the first survey was conducted on Tuesday using a plane.

A radar has been deployed at the Revenue department's divisional office for cloud mapping.

As per the Maharashtra Agriculture department, many tehsils in south Madhya Maharashtra, north Madhya Maharashtra, Marathwada and Vidarbha have received rainfall between 50-75 per cent, as on the last week of July.

The situation is worrisome as half of the monsoon season is over, a state agriculture department official said.

Cloud seeding is a type of weather modification in which chemicals like silver iodide, potassium iodide, dry ice (solid carbon dioxide) or liquid propane is dispersed in the air to act as cloud condensation to alter its microphysical processes.



(Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV staff and is published from a syndicated feed.)


Get Breaking news, live coverage, and Latest News from India and around the world on NDTV.com. Catch all the Live TV action on NDTV 24x7 and NDTV India. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter and Instagram for latest news and live news updates.

NDTV Beeps - your daily newsletter

................................ Advertisement ................................

................................ Advertisement ................................

................................ Advertisement ................................