Maharashtra may get Rain via Cloud Seeding - is it worth taking a chance?

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Just two days back when Mansoon has hit the India, I also read the news about China and Maharashtra Govt talking over using Cloud Seeding in Maharashtra.

Hundreds of millions of people in India are grappling with one of the nation’s worst droughts since independence, following two years of poor rainfall and the onset of intense summer heat. Maharashtra not an exception, also facing an acute water problem. 

Maharshtra also facing a deadliest drought this year, says the Govt stats . As farmers are affected by drought  the most - the result is sad farmers suicides. Around 2,590 farmers across Mahrashtra have committed suicide from January to October 2015, say a Newspaper The Hindu.

What is the best way to end this Farmers Suicide chain? Better Crop - which depends on better rain.

As we all know – Artificial rain or Cloud seeding is no longer considered a rocket science  and is considered an effective tool to improve rain precipitation.

The effectiveness of cloud seeding is still a matter of academic debate as some research claims the success rate is about 30% only.

Even though its not a rocket science- lets understand the Cloud seeding in a broad way – is it a attempt to change the amount or type of precipitation that falls from clouds, by dispersing substances into the air that serve as cloud condensation , which alter the microphysical processes within the cloud.

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Although cloud seeding remains a hugely controversial practice, both China and Russia are large-scale advocates of various delivery systems. Scientists have pointed out that weather manipulation can amplify drought conditions in one area or increase the risk of floods in another. It is an unpredictable practice at best, and often considered to be highly unreliable. 

But looking at the present scenario what if Monsoon season fails to pour the required rain?

Do you think this False Rain attmept is worth taking a chance for?

Any one has some other concern or any other views on this topic ? Do share!!