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India’s Outdated Meteorological Forecasts Hurting Farmers?

In Environment, Food/Drink, India on August 16, 2009 at 7:31 pm

An interesting perspective from the Wall St Journal after the meteorological department predicted ‘near-normal’ rainfall that has now turned into a full scale drought situation in much of India.

(Read Full Post at Wall St Journal)Peter Webster, a professor at the School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, says India would give farmers a better sense of when they need to sow their crops if the government dropped its focus on the monsoon’s arrival date and the average national rainfall and instead put its efforts into 20-day forecasts.

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