Humans can manipulate and control the weather by seeding `artificial` clouds, inducing rains and even triggering lightning with the help of lasers, scientists claim.
The Mumbai civic body should have explored options like rain water harvesting and making wells operational instead of going ahead with cloud seeding, the Opposition Congress in BMC has said.
Worried by the deficient rains this year, Mumbai`s civic body has decided to resort to `artificial rains` at a cost of Rs 65 million, an official said on Thursday.
An Indian-promoted aviation company in New Zealand is developing what it claims to be the world`s first Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) for cloud seeding.
Shooting lasers into the air can elicit the formation of water droplets, and scientists claim that the technique could one day help to induce rain artificially.
Day in Pics: 30th August
August 30, 2014
Famous Ganesh Pandals in Mumbai