Rainfall over the Indian subcontinent is decreasing overall but becoming increasingly erratic at the same time. The summer monsoon saw around 6 per cent decline from 1951 to 2015, notable over the IndoGangetic Plains and the Western Ghats. On the other hand, more intense wet spells were observed during the summer monsoon season. The frequency of daily precipitation extremes has increased by about 75 per cent during 1950–2015 over Central India. Consistent with the decreasing trend of annual rainfall, the frequency and spatial extent of droughts over the Indian region have increased between 1950 and 2015, MoES report states. (Read More)
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