The bountiful rainfalls that the Indian Sub-continent has been witnessing so far, made the farmers feel happy. The early predictions of a drought year by the Indian Meteorological Department has dried the hopes of the farmers for a profitable harvest this season. However, with the monsoons showering more than normal levels of rainfalls the farmers have been busy sowing seeds for the Kharif season.
According to the Meteorological department of India, many parts of India have recorded more than normal levels of rainfall due to the good pace of Monsoons in India. The Northern parts of India, is expected to receive more amount rainfalls this week. The Indian Meteorological department said that the rainfalls would be bountiful for the time being. However, the IMD warned that the same would not be the case in the later part of the Rainy season.
The Indian Meteorological department said, that there are still the chances of a drought condition this year. It reiterated that so far only 16 percent of the rainfall has been recorded and that it is too early to deem it as a good monsoon. The IMD officials added that the weather forecast patterns still suggests an EL Nino condition.
A farmer in a village of Maharashtra said, “we are happy for now. we have received enough rainfalls to sow seeds so far. But, it is too early to say anything of a good monsoon, we have few more months of rainy season to come”.
The Indian Sub-continent has faced the similar situation last year. However, the Union Government did not declare it as a drought year, as there were enough rainfalls at the end of September.
On the other hand, Skymet, India’s only private weather forecasting firm said that there would be bountiful of rainfalls this year. The Organisation’s prediction was in contrast to that of the Indian Meteorological department’s prediction, The Times of India reports.
Agriculture officers opined that the heavy downpours will bring in larger areas under Rice cultivation in different parts of India. Reports claim that there would be a increased production of pulses this year due to good rains. This would in turn benefit the Indian Economy there by reducing the import strains with Pulses.