SOLUTIONS UP IN THE AIR
1. THE PLAN
Last winter, Delhi govt mulled over the idea of artificial rain through cloud seeding
Experts say not possible over such a large area 90% relative humidity required to execute plan
A weather modification technology where rain is ‘created’ in drought-affected areas. Aircraft or helicopters inject silver iodide, or similar substances into the clouds to mimic ice nuclei, which helps generate ice crystals Has been used several times in China before, including during the 2008 Beijing Olympics, for artificial rain
7. IN ABEYANCE?
Delhi govt said it will install mist fountains and virtual chimneys at five major traffic intersections on a trial basis. Nothing done on the ground