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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 7, Issue:7, July, 2018

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
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Editor-in-chief: Dr.M.Prakash
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(7): 3846-3854

Evaluation of Long Term Rainfall Variability of Bhandara (Maharashtra), India Using GIS
Sumedh R. Kashiwar1*, Usha R. Dongarwar2, Manik Chandra Kundu1, Dileep Kumar3, Lopchand Dongarwar4, Sudarshan Awatadeand Hemkalyan Verma5
1Department of Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry, PalliShikshaBhavana (Institute of Agriculture), Visva-Bharati, Sriniketan, West-Bengal, India-731236
2Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Sakoli, Bhandara, Maharashtra, India-441802
3Micro Nutrient Research (ICAR), Anand Agricultural University,
Anand, Gujarat, India-388110
4Dr. Panjabrao Deshmukh Krishi Vidyapeeth, Akola, Maharashtra, India – 444104
5Palli ShikshaBhavana (Institute of Agriculture), Visva-Bharati, Sriniketan, West-Bengal, India-731236
*Corresponding author

The study of precipitation variability is critically important for a country like India whose food security and economy are dependent on the timely availability of water. Among the climatic elements, the rainfall is the first index, ever thought of by farmers and climatic analyzers as it is the most important single factor, which determines the cropping pattern of an area in general, the type of crop to be cultivated and its success or failure in particular. In this study, monthly, seasonal and annual variations of rainfall have been studied using monthly data series of 18 years (2000-2017) for 7 sub-divisions in Bhandara, Maharashtra, India. In India, the monsoon months of June to September account for more than 80% of the annual rainfall. During June and July, the number of sub-divisions presenting cumulative rainfall is almost equal to those showing decreasing rainfall. In August, the number of sub-divisions showing an increasing trend exceeds those showing a decreasing trend, whereas in September, the situation is the opposite. The majority of sub-divisions showed very little change in rainfall in non-monsoon months. The five main regions of India showed no significant trend in annual, seasonal and monthly rainfall in most of the months.

Keywords: Long term, Rainfall variability GIS, Non-monsoon months

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Sumedh R. Kashiwar, Usha R. Dongarwar, Manik Chandra Kundu, Dileep Kumar, Lopchand Dongarwar, Sudarshan Awatade and Hemkalyan Verma. 2018. Evaluation of Long Term Rainfall Variability of Bhandara (Maharashtra), India Using GIS.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(7): 3846-3854. doi:
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