Management of the South West Monsoon: Prof Swaminathan
Chennai, April 18, 2018: The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has announced that the SW monsoon will be a normal one this year. This is hence an appropriate occasion to make preparations for deriving benefit from a normal monsoon. In 1973 delivering the Sardar Patel Memorial Lectures of the All India Radio, I had suggested that we should develop a Good Weather Code to benefit from normal monsoon. At the same time, we should also have on hand a Drought Code and a Flood Code to ensure that either deficiency or excess of irrigation water does not cause too much loss of crops. A Good Weather Code which should be prepared preferably at the district and panchayat level to indicate both the farming systems that should be promoted and the input supply which can be ensured. Monsoon management is the key to benefit from monsoon prediction.Management of the South West Monsoon.
M S Swaminathan Research Foundation (MSSRF) established in 1988 is a not-for-profit trust. MSSRF was envisioned and founded by Professor M S Swaminathan, agriculture scientist with proceeds from the First World Food Prize that he received in 1987.