Reacting to Vekaria’s statement, BP Yadav, spokesperson of Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) said, “Such claims seem absurd. I just can’t understand how a machine can create so much moisture and then lift it up to 10-15 km in the sky to form a cloud. There are some artificial methods to cause rains, but there’s no method by which one can create so much moisture and make it fall as rain.” Yadav added that it’s improper to even comment on such a ridiculous claim.
Interestingly, one of Vekaria’s associates and a member of Gujarat Biotechnology Council Rasik Ittalia had met IMD Chief LS Rathore last week and has sought his time to show a demo on how the machine can bring rain. Puzzled, the IMD chief is learnt to have told him that he’ll discuss the matter with fellow scientists and get back to him. Though Rathore was not available for comment, his office confirmed the meeting.
“I have seen the machine and how it works. We have asked the IMD to give us any three dates, and with the help of the machine we will make it rain in any particular area,” said Ittalia.