Mumbai limps back to normalcy as BEST buses, Central Railways resume services; BMC says no more water logging in city
Mumbai limped back to normalcy Wednesday morning with public transport resuming services after torrential rains, that lashed the city since Sunday, subsided
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Mumbai, along with Thane, Raigad, Ratnagiri, and Sindhudurg districts in Maharashtra, is expected to receive rainfall at most places on Saturday, according to the IMD.
The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) on Wednesday issued a warning about a "heat wave" during the next 48 hours for Mumbai and surrounding districts
PTI had earlier reported that the the normal onset date for monsoon to hit the Kerala coast, which marks its official arrival in the country, is 1 June.
The monsoon forecast is critical for us since around half of India’s agricultural production consists of kharif crops which are largely rain-fed.
Though an analysis of earlier data sets suggests a drought or deficient rain scenario in itself does not necessarily result in a economic downturn, this time it is different.
Last year's lower inflation was a mirage; we cannot expect such luck to come the second time
The government has sufficient buffer stock of wheat and rice to deal with any shortages
Shares of most of these companies are trading nearly 1 to 16 percent lower
Tractors, two-wheelers, FMCG, agri inputs and banks are likely to bear the brunt of a poor monsoon.
Andhra Pradesh is on a high alert for the very severe cyclonic storm 'Lehar', which is expected to cross the coast around November 28 noon.
After leaving a trail of destructions and keeping the state administration on its toes for over a week, the cyclone Phailin has finally left Odisha and shifted to neighbouring Jharkhand as a depression, IMD sources said.
The intensity of Cyclone Phailin today reduced significantly to 90-100 kilometres per hour at Odisha's Gopalpur where the cyclone hit at a speed of over 200 kmph last night.
"I think for the policy makers it may be good to see the input from IMD as one of the inputs," Ashok Gulati, agriculture scientist, told to CNN-IBN.
It's not just the prospect of a weak monsoon that should worry the UPA. The problem is the long-period average rainfall has been consistently declining for the last 50 years, and this calls for doing more than pray to Indra for copious rain.