"Mumbai is a point, so I don’t want to say when it will hit the region. But monsoon progress over Goa and Konkan will be fast. Konkan is part of Maharashtra."
The rains are, unlikely to make any change in temperatures, which are 3.1 to 5 degree above normal, over northwest and central India in the next 2-3 days.
The reservoir capacity of the dam is 633 million cubic metres. The Central Water Commission provided the design and drawing of the dam to Wapcos.
The total capacity of the country’s reservoirs is 253.388 bcm and the capacity is being augmented with 80 projects underway.
Two-thirds of the country's 1.3 billion people depend on the farm sector for their livelihood.
The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Wednesday decided to give a bonus of Rs 425 per quintal for pulses.
Iran is a major importer of Indian basmati rice. West Asian countries accounted for 75% of India’s basmati rice exports in 2014-15.
Union food processing minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal is pushing hard for incentives for multi-brand retailers who promise to make 20% of their investments in farm infrastructure.
She also plans to create an empowered body similar to the National Highways Authority of India to ensure continuity and better execution.
Wholesale prices of cereals, pulses and chicken have gone up 8-20% in the last one month. This is likely to impact retail prices, pinching the pockets of consumers.
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