Perspective - Monsoon: Changing Patterns | 22 August, 2022

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In this episode of the Perspective Prog. Based on ‘Monsoon: Changing Patterns’. While torrential rains have caused floods in rivers at several places destroying infrastructure and extracting a heavy toll on life, the opposite is being witnessed, with large areas suffering drought and shortage of water. Several districts have had an extreme change in rainfall patterns over the last two weeks. As many as 163 districts in Tamil Nadu, pockets of South India and parts of the Indo-Gangetic plain in Uttarakhand, Bengal and Haryana went from witnessing excess rainfall to deficient rainfall in the weeks ending August 10 and August 17. During the same time period, 167 districts in Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Maharashtra and Odisha went from deficient to excess rainfall. Rainfall for the country as a whole for July was 327.7mm, 17% more than the long period average making it the second highest since 2001 after 2005. So what’s the reason behind these changing patterns of Monsoon and what are it’s impact.

1. Dr. Mrutyunjay Mohapatra, Director General, India Meteorological Department, GoI
2. Dr. Vibha Dhawan, DG, TERI
3. Dr. Rajesh Kumar Mall, Dean & Head, Institute of Environment & Sustainable Development, Banaras Hindu University

Anchor: Vishal Dahiya
Producer: Sagheer Ahmad

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