Recently, due to heavy rains in Telangana and neighboring states, there has been devastation in many areas. On the other hand, Telangana Chief Minister Chandrashekhar Rao said that the main cause of floods in Godavari district is erupting clouds. He said it could be a conspiracy from other countries. Following this statement from Chandrashekhar Rao, a round of discussions began as to whether this could actually happen. However, this cannot be anything fancy as there have been many such cases in the past when artificial rain occurred.
In fact, the Chief Minister of Telangana, Chandrashekhar Rao, made this statement when he recently went out to visit the flood affected areas of the state. He said that there is a conspiracy of foreign powers behind the cloudburst incidents in India. He also earlier did the same in Leh Ladakh and Uttarakhand. However, he faces criticism after his statement. Even BJP leader Kunda Visheshwar Reddy went so far as to say that if China or Pakistan had done so, the KCR would have provided him with a secret airport.
For now, let’s understand what could have been a spontaneous cloudburst and an artificial cloudburst. You will also know when this has happened before.
What is a cloud explosion:
Heavy rainfall in a very small area in a short period of time is called an eruption. It was so fast that a huge polythene filled with a lot of water exploded in the sky. That is why it is called Cloudburst in Hindi and cloudburst in English. Rain officially measures 100 mm or more in less than an hour over an area of 20 to 30 square kilometres.
Much discussed during the Beijing Olympics
Although the history of the cloudburst is older than that This issue arose in recent decades when the Olympic Games were held in the Chinese capital and the Meteorological Department forecast rain on the day of the match. To avoid this, China shone artificial rain a day before the match. For this, arrangements were made for a cloud to explode the day before and it did not rain the next day.
According to one report, there have been more than 30 cloudburst incidents in the country in the past 40 years. All of these incidents occurred in the Himalayas. Heavy rains followed by heavy rains caused floods several times in Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh, Uttarakhand and Arunachal Pradesh. Not only that, it was believed that the cause of the Uttarakhand disaster in 2013 was an explosion of clouds. Incidents like this keep happening in Assam as well.
Meaning of Chandrasekhar Rao’s statement
There is also the fact that most cloudburst incidents occur in regions bordering India and China. But it is more in the area around the Himalayas. According to Chandrashekhar Rao’s statement, this time there may be a conspiracy from China or Pakistan behind the cloud explosion. For now, experts avoid accepting it as true, but their statement certainly gave an opportunity for new debate.