Western Disturbances: Science behind unseasonal rains and hailstorms

GS Paper 1 Syllabus: Geography – Important Geophysical phenomena such as earthquakes, Tsunami, Volcanic activity, cyclones etc   Source: DTE Context: Recently large parts of the country experienced hailstorms which were also accompanied by torrents of rain. The hail and rains have led to extensive damage to standing crops in many states, such as Maharashtra, Rajasthan and …

Accounting for seasonal variations in the Indian monsoons, examine how climate change is impacting the monsoon patterns across the subcontinent. What steps are needed to mitigate such impact? (250 words)

Topic: geographical features and their location-changes in critical geographical features (including water-bodies and ice-caps) and in flora and fauna and the effects of such changes.   2. Accounting for seasonal variations in the Indian monsoons, examine how climate change is impacting the monsoon patterns across the subcontinent. What steps are needed to mitigate such impact? …

Drought, Monsoon, and El Nino – Their Mutual Relationship In The Indian Context

Monsoon brings showers and cheers to India. If it fails, it is a disaster both for people and economy. This year all forecasts of good monsoon have been belied and government is preparing to combat drought. Thankfully we have enough food reserves to meet emergency requirements. Last year India produced record 252 million tonnes of …