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Monsoon Rains

Contact eMail: Keshavbhai Patel kjspatel@yahoo.co.uk. or Babubhai Patel bobcpatel@hotmail.com.

Monsoon Rains

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India has historically been an agrarian economy, primarily dependent on southwest monsoon (popularly known as the Monsoon) which contributes towards 75-80% of the annual rainfall over most parts of the country.

Though the country has recently made significant progress in other sectors of economy, viz., the services sector and the manufacturing sector have made significant progress in the recent past, the farm sector still contributes significantly in terms of national GDP; and is the largest employer in the country.

Since over half of the farmlands are rain-fed, Monsoon is critical to the food security of the country.

Any fluctuations in time and space distribution or quantity of the monsoon rains may lead to conditions of floods or droughts causing the agricultural sector to adversely suffer. This has a cascading effect on the secondary economic sectors, the overall economy, inflation and therefore the overall quality and cost of living for the general population in India.

Hence, taking the information on progress and forecast of the Monsoon to the farmers and other concerned departments well in advance is of prime importance.

Two important factors have to be taken into consideration for the future, the first one is how to store water from Monsoon rains in lakes or dams for future use instead of letting it drain away into rivers and the sea and the other is to plan for adaquate drainage so that towns and villages are not flooded during the monsoon season,

 

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Core Committee

Keshavbhai Patel
UK and Bodali
+44 208 902 7034
Babubhai C Patel
UK and Avdafalia
44 121 557 7186
Hasmukhbhai S Patel
AMSUK Chairman
UK and Dandi
+91 - 00000000513
Ramanbhai Patel
Navagam
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Amratbhai Patel
USA and Machhad
+91 - 900000008
Chotubhai Sukha Patel
Co-Ordinator
Bodali and Canada
+91 416 740 1773
Bharat Vala Patel
Co-Ordinator
USA, South Africa and Avdafalia
+91 - 513 478 8164
Dilipbhai Patel
New Zealand
+91 - 416 512 7170