A monsoon low


Across the world, fresh water resources are depleting rapidly. As far as India is concerned, this is bad news for the farm sector as the monsoon forecast does not appear to be optimistic (Page 1, “Southwest monsoon likely to set in over Kerala on June 4, May 15). It is worrying that a private weather forecasting agency says central India, the country’s rice bowl, is expected to see the lowest rainfall in the region. As there is no provision to tap excess water that may result in one region — the agency says this will be in Odisha and Chhattisgarh — precious water is sure to be lost. It is clear that water management in India is still an esoteric subject.

Ceekay Ramani,


India could be in trouble and this is the right time to reason with people about the effectiveness and necessity of rainwater harvesting to ensure reasonable groundwater recharge this season. It is still miles to go as far as government water management projects are concerned.

S. Srinivasan,


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