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State Centre on Climate Change
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Himachal Pradesh


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Based on the studies carried out by Dr. K.S.Verma & others, Department of Environmental Studies, Dr. Yashwant Singh Parmar University of Horticulture & Forestry, Nauni, Solan, Himachal Pradesh.
  1. The two districts will suffer from decreased precipitation during the period between January – Jun except February and May.
  2. This situation will badly influence the growth and development of rabi crops as well as sowing of Kharif crops.
  3. Precipitation during July-December will follow an overall increase.
  1. Rainfall in Una district during January-June will be negatively influenced.
  2. From July till December increased precipitation will occur.
  3. Increase will be more during two monsoon months of July and August besides September.
  1. Month-wise total precipitation will be negative in January, March, April and June.
  2. Monsoon months of July and August will receive increased amount of rains.
  3. Decrease in rainfall during June which is the beginning of monsoon season in the region presents a rainfall pattern “delayed monsoon rains ” .
  1. The area will be negatively impacted from January to June except May.
  2. From July onward till December total amount of rainfall, monthwise, will increase.
  3. The region is known for off-season vegetable crops which is the backbone of farm communities and also vegetable & fruit traders.
  4. The likely decrease in rainfall during the winter period will hamper the economy of farmers, the most.
  1. In Shimla district, rainfall in January, March, April and June with a negligible increase in February will decrease.
  2. From July onwards ending December monthly precipitation will increase.
  3. Less amount of rains during January to April may influence the fruit setting adversely in different temperate fruit crops.
  1. An increase in rainfall during all the months of the year except June and October has been predicted.
  2. Winter months (Dec.-Feb.) will receive overall increased rainfall whereas in summer (June-Aug.) months, June will be impacted adversely.
  1. The district will have increased rainfall except in January, April and June.
  2. These months which will have less rains by about 5.70%, 8.57% and 23%, respectively.
  1. The average rainfall for each month except June has been projected to be increased.
  2. Enhanced rainfall means decrease in snowfall.
  3. Condition will be more suitable for plant growth and development in cold arid climate of this district.
  1. Rainfall in Kinnaur has been projected to increase every month except for January, April and June.
(Source: Verma, et. al., 2010)
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