Project Varshadhare


From UPSC perspective, the following things are important:

Prelims level: Project Varshadhare

Mains level: Cloud Seeding


  • The Karnataka govt. has pushed a tender call for cloud seeding operations to enhance rainfall during the monsoons of 2019 and 2020.

Project Varshadhare

  • It is a cloud seeding project flagged off by the Karnataka government to enhance the amount of precipitation from the clouds to generate more rain.
  • Special aircraft will disperse the chemical silver iodide as they fly through rain-bearing clouds that will trigger and enhance the precipitation.

To read more about Cloud Seeding, navigate to the page:

Cloud seeding

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