ISPS – Farmers waiting for result of artificial rainfall test

कृत्रिम पाऊसही रुसला

http://maharashtratimes.indiatimes.com/maharashtra/nashik/artificial-rain/articleshow/48321313.cms

ISPS artificial rainfall rocket experiments

नाशिकमध्ये कृत्रिम पावसाचा प्रयोग, दोन रॉकेटचा ढगांवर मारा

  • नाशिक : पावसाने दडी मारल्यानंतर संकटात सापडलेल्या शेतकऱ्यांना काहीसा दिलासा देण्यासाठी सरकारने कृत्रिम पावसाचा प्रयोग सुरु केला आहे. नाशिकच्या येवला तालुक्यातील सायगावमध्ये पहिल्यांदाच कृत्रिम पद्धतीने पाऊस पाडण्याचा प्रयोग करण्यात येत आहे.सायगावात आज सकाळी 7 वाजून 1 मिनिटांनी दोन रॉकेटच्या साहाय्याने ढगांवर मारा करण्यात आला. यानंतर 45 मिनिटांत पाऊस पडण्याचा अंदाज वर्तवण्यात येत आहे. याचबरोबर आणखी सहा रॉकेट्सचा ढगांवर मारा केला जाणार आहे.तर औरंगाबादमध्येही आज कृत्रिम पाऊस पाडण्याचा प्रयोग होण्याची शक्यता आहे.कृत्रिम पावसाच्या प्रयोगासाठी आयएसपीएस या संस्थेने स्वतःहून पुढाकार घेतला आहे. रॉकेटद्वारे आकाशातील ढगांवर मारा करुन कृत्रिम पाऊस पाडला जाणार असल्याने, त्यासाठी ओझर येथून हिंदुस्तान एरोनॉटिक कंपनीतून परवानगी घेण्यात आली.आयएसपीएस ही एक खाजगी संशोधन करणारी संस्था असून या संस्थेद्वारे यापूर्वी रॉकेटच्या साहाय्याने सिंधुदुर्ग, सांगली या ठिकाणी कृत्रिम पाऊस पाडण्याचे प्रयोग करण्यात आले आहेत.या सर्व प्रयोगाचा खर्च आणि रॉकेटसाठी लागणारा खर्च ही संस्था स्वतःच करत असते आणि शासनाकडून त्यांना केवळ परवानगी आणि मदत दिली जाते.

http://abpmajha.abplive.in/nasik/2015/08/03/article671338.ece/Artificial-Rain-experiment-in-Nashik

ISPS made Farmers Rocket

‘for rain to be fired over Saigaon in Yeola

NASHIK: The first experiment of cloud seeding in the city will soon be conducted at Saigaon, Yoela taluka on Saturday or Sunday. Civic officials said that Saigaon was chosen because it has received “only the sight of floating clouds”.

“The cloud seeding experiment will be carried out in Yeola taluka considering the rainfall and other factors in the region. The ISPS had asked us for the place with the lowest rainfall and the least population, and we had suggested Nandgaon and Yeola talukas of the district. The weekend is the scheduled time period of the experiment,” resident deputy collector, Jitendra Kakusthe, said.

“The Nandgaon taluka has received only 7% of rainfall – the lowest in the district. It was the natural choice but ISPS chose Saigaon, which lies on the boundary of Yeola and Nandgaon taluka. The village happens to be the part of the Andarsul circle that has received only 53 mm of rainfall in the beginning and has witnessed clouds only flowing by lately,” Vasanti Mali, sub divisional officer, Nandgaon, said.

According to Abdul Rahman Vanoo, trustee of the organisation, the conditions of the area were quite ideal for the first rocket fired cloud seeding experiment in the country and the first sugar-propelled rocket-fired cloud seeding experiment in Asia.

“The sugar-propelled rocket technology developed by ISPS has been tested in Nagpur and Vaibhav Wadi in the past and now it is time to put the system to use for cloud seeding and rainfall. The success of the technology will empower the local administration to conduct it for the farmers,” Vanoo said.

Terming the technology as ‘Farmers’ Rocket’, Vanoo said that the organisation was ready to train the district administration to carry out the activity themselves for the benefit of the farmers in the future, especially when the rockets were retrievable and could be re-used with molten sugar as fuel.

Vanoo added that the requisite systems will be mobilised to Yeola on Friday and on Saturday or on Sunday the experiment will be conducted after having studied and analysed the meteorological data for the day.

“We need to fire a bunch of rockets in a series to seed the silver iodide in the eye of the clouds to yield the precipitation reaction to induce rainfall. Showers will be expected within 50 minutes of the time of the rocket is fired,” Vanoo added.

A senior official added that the administration had carried out de-silting in the region and if the experiment was successful, the water flowing down would be arrested and would help the farmers. On not choosing Nandgaon for the experiment, the officer said that Nandgaon taluka has hilly regions and forest areas and was avoided considering the forest permissions that could be required.

Source – TOI Times of India

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/nashik/Farmers-Rocket-for-rain-to-be-fired-over-Saigaon-in-Yeola/articleshow/48282046.cms

ISPS artificial rainfall test in Yeola, Nashik

येवल्यातील कृत्रिम पावसाचा पहिला प्रयोग अयशस्वी

नाशिक: येवल्यात आज कृत्रिम पावसासाठी प्रयत्न सुरू होते. पण हे प्रयत्न, पहिला प्रयोग अयशस्वी झालाय. सोडण्यात आलेल्या आठ पैकी सात रॉकेट जमीनदोस्त झाली आहेत.

http://zeenews.india.com/marathi/news/maharashtra/nasik-experiment-of-artificial-rain-in-yeola/281093

ISPS Conducted Artificial Rainfall Test in Nashik

योग्य वातावरण नसल्याने कृत्रिम पावसाचा पहिला प्रयोग अयशस्वी

Monsoon, Marathwada, Drought, Artificial Rain, कृत्रिम पाऊस,

नाशिकमध्ये आजपासून कृत्रिम पावसाच्या प्रयोगाला सुरुवात झाली. मात्र सातपैकी सहा रॉकेटचा मारा अयशस्वी झाल्याने कृत्रिम पावसाचा प्रयोग तात्पुरता थांबवण्यात आलाय. सायगावात ७ रॉकेटमधून आकाशातील ढगांवर मारा करण्यात आला. रॉकेटमधल्या केमिकलसोबत ढगांशी रासायनिक प्रक्रीया होते. त्यानंतर कृत्रिम पाऊस पडतो, मात्र ४ रॉकेट कोसळली आणि ३ रॉकेट पाऊस पाडण्यात अयशस्वी झालीत. योग्य वातावरण नसल्याने प्रयोग अयशस्वी झाल्याचं समजतंय.

afr

afr 2

http://www.saamtv.com/artificial-rain-in-nashik/

ISPS Mumbai – Nasik gets ready for artificial rainfall with cloud seeding

http://www.dnaindia.com/mumbai/report-nashik-gets-ready-for-artificial-rainfall-2107576

Nashik gets ready for artificial rainfall

Friday, 24 July 2015 – 8:00am IST | Agency: dna | From the print edition
According to district administration officials 1,000 million cubic feet (mcft) water has been reserved for Kumbh Mela.

Nashik is likely to get some artificial rainfall with cloud seeding to overcome the shortage of water during the Kumbh Mela and maintain a steady supply to the city thereafter.

According to district administration officials 1,000 million cubic feet (mcft) water has been reserved for Kumbh Mela. However, Nashik has received on 23 per cent of the annual rainfall this monsoon. The administration will have to release water into river Godavari from Gangapur dam during the days of parvani — the shahi snan (holy bath) — as well as for the month of the Kumbh parva.

The Gangapur dam as of now has about 2,146 mcft while its capacity is 5,630 mcft. If water from the dam is released for Kumbh Mela as per plans, it will leave the dam almost empty. Considering this shortage, the administration has been contemplating artificial rainfall and cloud seeding.

The International School of Professional Studies (ISPS), a private professional organisation, which has already been asked by the government to carry out the experiment and prove the technology, has on Thursday approached the resident district collector Jitendra Kaksute seeking permission to fire a rocket for cloud seeding in Nashik.

What’s cloud seeding?
Cloud seeding is done with a help of a rocket which is fired vertically into a cloud or bunch of clouds which is selected depending on its thickness and the distance from the land. The rocket is fuelled by sugar. Once the rocket is fired in the yellow spot of the cloud, it releases silver iodides which creates a reaction resulting into rainfall. The rocket takes about 5 seconds to reach the cloud and in next 40-60 minutes it is expected to rain.
The amount of rainfall depends on the cloud. The rockets are fitted with GPS system, cameras and recorders to record data which can be usefull to the MET department. —- Source DNA India

ISPS Mumbai – Cloud Seeding in Nasik – Aurangabad

http://www.freepressjournal.in/cloud-seeding-next-month-in-aurangabad/

Cloud seeding next month in Aurangabad

THE govt has signed Rs 27 cr contract with Swedish firm for 100 hrs

Mumbai : The government is all set to carry out a cloud seeding experiment next month at Aurangabad.  The government has signed a contract with Swedish Company for cloud seeding by spending Rs 27 crore and the contract will be for 100 hours.

The cloud seeding project came up for discussion during the review meeting on the agrarian crisis. There are 175 talukas out of 355 in Maharashtra that are drought-hit. The government had a plan to do artificial raining and it is finalise now.

Relief and rehabilitation minister Eknath Khadse said that the procedure is almost completed and the company is trying to get permissions from the aviation department and also from defense ministry.

“The contract with the Swedish company is for 100 hours and the company will conduct the experiment for 100 hours in August and September. Final dates will be decide on 28 or 29 July,” he said.

“We have been approached by specialists in the field of cloud seeding who claim that they are able to generate showers by using sugar-propelled rockets. We have asked them to give us a demonstration. If it is successful, we will adopt this technology,” said Khadse.

Navi Mumbai-based International School of Professional Studies (ISPS) already given a presentation to the government after the presentation the government agreed for the experiment. The ISPS had earlier successfully tested the rocket at Sindhudurg and Sangli.

According to an official from Mantralaya Silver iodide of 47 per cent purity is required for this process. This can be sourced only from Argentina. The chemical will be spread on humid cloud through rocket launcher.  Elaborating the rocket’s functioning the officer said, “It has a metallic body with a length of above 2 metres, depending upon the height of the cloud. The rocket is equipped with a GPS system, a parachute for safe landing after its bursts, sodium iodide — which is to be sprayed on the cloud — and molten sugar as fuel.”

It takes 3 seconds to reach a cloud at a height of 2 km, after which it bursts as it was programmed to. When it bursts, there is a chemical reaction between sodium iodide and the moisture in the cloud, which results in raining within 40-60 minutes. The same technology is patented and it is being used in Israel.