September likely to get above-normal rainfall: DS Pai, IMD
ET Now: What is the prediction for September? Also tell us about overall June to September.
DS Pai: As per our latest forecast, September is likely to be above normal. That would be more than 110% of the long-period average.
Good rainfall activity is predicted over central India, northwest India including Gujarat and along the west coast. These are among the regions which get rains during the month of August.
Arunachal Pradesh comes up with scheme to boost agriculture and horticulture produce
Giving a boost to state’s agriculture and horticulture sectors, Chief Minister Pema Khandu launched two ambitious schemes, one in agriculture sector called ‘AtmaNirbhar Krishi Yojna’ and the other for horticulture named ‘AtmaNirbhar Bagwani Yojna’.
The schemes are part of the AtmaNirbhar program announced during the Budget session held in February this year. A total amount of Rs 120 crores – Rs 60 crore for each scheme – has been allocated to the two concerned departments of Agriculture and Horticulture.