Drought no more as cloud seeding test that induces rain successful!
Times of India reported the rockets are aimed at cloud seeding by using silver iodide in the rain-bearing clouds, resulting in the rainfall.
A rocket was successfully fired for cloud seeding demonstrations on Saturday by Mumbai-based International School of Professional Studies (ISPS). The officials fired one rocket for testing through the clouds by using sugar as fuel.
A number of rockets have to be fired within minutes so that the clouds reach the precipitation level that induces rainfall. And once the rockets are fired, rain is expected within 50 minutes.
This technology has a success ratio of 80% as against 40% ratio in the aeroplane-driven technology.
Abdul Rahman Vanoo, a trustee of the organisation, told TOI the team members had camped at the sight from Friday evening. “The aim was to identify the right place and position before firing the rockets. Besides, the weather conditions had to be studied to ensure the maximum chances of success,” he told the news daily.
Vanoo said, “The rocket that was fired reached the required altitude and went in the direction of the targeted cloud. This is an achievement for the team. Its members will return around August 25 to continue with the efforts and bring in rain in the region.”
As per news reports, Nashik district and its adjoining areas have not received the expected amount of rainfall this year. The district has received 39% of the total rainfall of the season so far.