The rainy season starts in India in early July and continues up to September. It comes as a great relief from excessive heat of summer. Birds, animals, plants and human beings all welcome the rainy season, because it gives them the much-needed relief.
Sights of the Rainy Season
The sky presents a very beautiful scene. The clouds of different shades move in the sky and look very nice.
The trees gets covered with new leaves. New grass grows in the dry fields and they look like turf of green velvet. When it drizzles for several days, the roads, however, become muddy. Rivers, ponds and ditches are filled with water.
Advantages and Disadvantages
Advantages: We all depend on food for subsistence. Rain helps cultivation of various crops. The farmer is rewarded for his hard-work only when he sells the crops and realizes the money. Failure of rain causes famine and many people die.
Rainfall is also important for the overall economic growth of a country. The nation earns huge amount of foreign-exchange earnings by selling the surplus food-grains and fruits are exported.
Disadvantages: While it gives relief to the world suffering from heat, it also causes much inconvenience. People are confined to their houses. The roads become muddy and it becomes difficult to walk on them. The rivers often overflow their bans and create much havoc. The walls of mud houses collapse and cause much damage to the household articles.
Boon to the Agriculturists
Rain is great boon to the peasants. Without rain crops would not grow and agriculturists would be put too much loss. In India, agriculturists have to depend mainly on rain for cultivation and for the raising of crops on their lands.