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How the pre-monsoon rain became the boon of India's markets and Farmers!

23-MAY-2017 17:40

    India is a land of diverse range of climatic condition ranging from tropical in south, temperate and alpine in the Himalayan region, whereas some part of north-western India remains dry (Thar Desert) and some parts like Sunderban Delta, Andaman and Nicobar Islands and the Gulf of Kutch in Gujarat are characterised by mangrove vegetation. Hence, it very difficult to generalised the India’s diverse geographic level, and its wide range of weather. Let’s find out, how pre-monsoon blessed the India's markets and Farmers.

    Pre-Monsoon Rain

    What is Pre-Monsoon Rain and how it gets formed?

    The pre-monsoon rain is also known as April rain or summer rain and it is formed due to the storm over the Bay of Bengal. It is usually occurs in the second half of the month of April but difficult to predict on the arrival.

    It is a mixture of dry and moist winds, whose intensity gives rise to local storms, such as the occurrence of violent winds, heavy rain and hailstorms.

    Summary on Climate of India

    Which Indian States get affected from Pre-Monsoon Rain?

    The Pre-Monsoon Rain affects almost all the states of India, but its effect can be seen in two ways such as in some states of northern India reduces the intensity of heat waves, but it came with the blessing of showers in the Eastern and Southern India for the farmers.

    Regional name of Pre-Monsoon Rain

     Mango shower

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    1. Tea Shower or Bardoli Chherha in Assam

    2. Kalbaishakh in West Bengal

    2. Mango Shower in Kerala and Coastal areas of Karnataka

    3. Cherry Blossoms/ Coffee showers in Kerala and some part of Karanataka

    Social Forestry Programme in India

    How the pre-monsoon rain became the boon of India's markets and Farmers!

    India's agriculture and the livelihood of farmers depend on the Monsoon rain and the Pre-Monsoon Rain brings blessing to the fruit producing farmers. It is also called as April rain or summer rain. Let’s find out, how pre-monsoon blessed the India's markets and Farmers.

    1. It is very important for tea plantation because this shower increases the quality and productivity of the tea farming. Hence, it is called ‘Tea Shower’ in Assam. Whereas, it brings greenery to spring rice crops in West Bengal where is called Kalbaishakh.

    Tea Shower

    Source: thewire.in

    2.  The Litchi is one of the sub-tropical evergreen fruits. This shower brings happiness to the fruit producers of Bihar because it makes litchi edible and increase the sweetness of the local mango. Litchi has no competition from other fruits because it comes on the market in May-June and there is no marketing problem with it.


    Source: www.agrifarming.in

    3. It is called ‘Mango Shower’ in Karnataka, Kerala, Konkan and Goa because it prevents the mango from falling from the trees before ripe and also helps in ripening.

    Mango showers

    4. In some areas of Kerala and Karnataka, it is popularly known as Cherry Blossoms/ Coffee showers because it is very important for coffee cultivation and brings real quality of coffee.

    Coffee Berries


    5. It also beautifies a new fruit, berries i.e. Jamun in the Indian market, which has a special place in India's history and mythology.


    Source: 1.bp.blogspot.com

    Distribution of Rainfall in India

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