Patna, (Bihar Times): It is not only in the budgetary allocation that Aila scored over the Kosi victims. Experts are of the view that the cyclone, which hit West Bengal a few weeks ago, is responsible for the delay in monsoon rain in Bihar.
According to Director of Patna Meteorological Office A. Chandra Aila disturbed the course of monsoon leading to a fortnight-long delay in the state. This delay damaged Kharif crops, with farmers, in large parts of the state, failing to grow the paddy saplings properly.
Till now Bihar has registered a 52 per cent decrease in the rainfall. Chandra said that till July 7, the state recorded 118.21 mm of rainfall against the usual of 246.50 mm.
Purnea district in Kosi region is the only exception. It recorded 378.80 mm of rainfall against 340.50 mm expected by this time in the district.
It is feared that if the draught-like situation lasts for more than a week, the state will register a sharp fall in the paddy yield this year. In 2007 and 2008 a large part of north Bihar was devastated by floods while this year drought has been wreaking havoc.
According to an estimate farmers will be able to carry out paddy farming on 30 lakh hectares as against the stipulated 36 lakh hectares. And if the situation persists the area for paddy farming may go down further. The production of maize and lentil too is likely to be affected.
However, experts are of the view that heavy rains in the days to come may help control the damage caused by the delay in the arrival of monsoon. But Met office warned that there is little possibility of rain in the next few days.
Finance Minister must have read this news that because of Cyclond Aila, rain in Bihar got effected that is why he had immediately assured in Parliament that allocated money will not be taken back and perhaps must have been further praying to rain god for immediate rain in Bihar. Now materiology dpt should prepare itself to be shifted somewhere out of state due to its allegation against cyclon Aila of WB for present scarcity of rain in Bihar. Now weather has also started to play politics firstly it got 1000 crore for Bihar having jeopardized the kosi belt then West Bengal started to cry why indiscrimination against the state hence Cyclone Aila was made appeasing factor for the WB.
Now Bihar should request ministry of weather of government of nature that do some mercy on Bihar and let rain start in Bihar territory since we have just started to move in direction of progress.
Any politics from nature side can mar prospect of growth we are capable to play the bouncer of centre but nature gugly is beyond our reach.