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It Ain't Wet Here
In drought-prone Anantapur district, a cloud seeding exercise to induce rain has come a cropper, say Met department figures released last fortnight. In one area, cloud seeding led to 0.6 mm rain in July, seeding in August yielded no rain. The failure is now being attributed to a lack of clouds which can be seeded and poor climatic conditions. Interestingly, the government and the district administration had earlier claimed that seeding operations were a success.