- Posted August 19, 2010 by
India monsoon report, India
This iReport is part of an assignment:
India weather report - a contrasting scenario
You must have seen some of my postings since June 2010 and that was the time when monsoon makes its onset sometimes with a big bang or sometimes with low profile. It happened this year the monsoon started with a low profile picked up aggressively and on frequent it flooded many parts of the country such as coastal Karnataka, and these days New Delhi, Maharashtra state.. The report indicates Indian soil receiving excess rain and still one and half month to go. Sometimes monsoon also prolongs.
You must have seen in my posting that I focussed on truck accidents which is frequent during monsoon because of reasons such as pathholes caused by excess and intense rain especially the highways. In the state of Maharashtra I witnessed over two dozen truck accidents in two months.
June to September north and west India receives westwardly rain and Oct to Jan east India receives eastwardly rain. Hence it was an interesting contrast, as I witnessed during my south India tour of Bangalore, Chennai, Sivakasi, Madurai, Trichy where there was intense summer with dried up river (see my video here and some photos) where as other rivers in westwardly rain areas are flowing including.
On agricultural front, the rain so far can bring good crop and prosperity and prices of agro products and vegetables are likely to stabilise.
Meanwhile, today I saw four road accidents, I shall post some blur pics separately as I was in a speeding bus.
As you must have seen a truck load of tender pumpkins being transported on a highway, there is good sign of green prosperity.
The biggest threat is that whether the monsoon's aggressiveness will continue for long, if so happens, it will cause further disaster to farming as already in west coast of Karnataka of south India are facing bacterial infections to areca nut crop, thus bringing loss to farmers who are so far happy with bonus monsoon.
an iRerpot by Shripad Bhat, Mumbai, India