Despite making giant leaps in the service sector, the Indian economy continues to be recognized as an agrarian economy. India’s gross domestic product (GDP) receives a major contribution from the agriculture sector. Thus a good harvest usually translates into a fruitful year for the Indian economy. This is precisely where Monsoon steps in.
A large part of India’s agricultural produce comes from Monsoon fed crops. Each year, Monsoon impacts crop production, price-control, and industrial output as nearly 40% of raw materials also come from farming. But unusual weather patterns and aberrations lead to a myriad of problems for the country. One pressing issue which surfaces every year is that of farmers’ suicides.
In most cases, farmers’ suicides in India are directly and/or indirectly related to the failure of Monsoon. The numbers were at a staggering high in 2012 when 13,754 farmer suicides were reported by the National Crime Records Bureau of India. Mass farmer suicides in the country are mainly attributed to the unpredictable nature of Monsoon rains. But is Monsoon completely unpredictable in nature?
Skymet Weather is India’s leading weather forecasting and monitoring company which measures, predicts, and limits climate risk to agriculture. Skymet’s official website delivers reliable forecasts coming from a team of experienced and credible meteorologists. We at Skymet are focused on simplifying the complex science of weather to make it understandable for the general public. The accurate and timely dissemination of such information can actually help save precious lives.
Skymet’s initiative #HelpTheFarmer aims at reaching out to the masses in order to spread awareness about the issue of farmer suicides in the country. We at Skymet hope to inform and educate the Indian farmer and populace about weather and its implications on the country as a whole. Let’s put an end to the sleepless nights of every Dhuniya in the country and try to solve the mystery that is weather.