Amidst fears of a bad monsoon season and a bleak outlook on farmers in Goa, there are indicators that the rainfall in Goa was steadily picking up. rainfall which deserted Goa for most part of June has slowly opened up mostly in north Goa while Ponda taluka in South Goa has recorded the highest rainfall of 152.5 mm till around 5.30 pm on Saturday 27th June 2009.However the meteorological department sources have said that rainfall is still lacking by over 40 points in Goa.
Seasonal rainfall so far has been recorded at 710.2 mm while the normal rainfall has to be around 764.4 mm. The highest rainfall on Friday 26th June 2009 was 107mm for this season which is lesser than the average recorded in June last year. However it is said to be improving steadily.
Meanwhile the agricultural directorate has expressed hope that things will improve for the farmers of the state as the situation has slowly begun to favour the rain rather than the shine in Goa. farmers in Goa heaved a sigh of relief as the rains had begun to show its better side after pouring in many parts of Salcete earlier this week and light showers to heavy rainfall was witnessed in places such as Majorda, Colva, Nuvem , Navelim, Betalbatim, etc.
The transplantation process in Goa is expected to begin by the end of June and by July 15 the directorate hopes that the transplantation process would be completed and that would be a big relief to the farmers in Goa. while the monsoon had started off pretty well, there was a delay of 10-12 days when the rains lacked any force to pour and there was a dry spell in the state during this period which worried both the farmers as well as the government of Goa.