September 13, 2009

Deficient Monsoon or Delayed Monsoon ?

About the time the South West Monsoon normally withdraws , this time ,it is active with a vengeance. Earlier , economists were talking about a failed monsoon or deficient monsoon. With late heavy rains , now , it appears to be only case of delayed monsoon. Many rivers of north India are rising. From drought we may be moving to a flood like situation.

All these uncertainties underscore the vital need for proper water management. Earlier very village had a village pond ( TOBBA ), Whenever there was excessive rain extra water flowed in to these ponds. This extra water could be used later.

We urgently need to revive these ponds in Jalandhar and else where.

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