Even as a cloud seeding operation is being conducted by the Department of Agriculture (DA) since late last month, the provincial government is mulling to create artificial rains anew.
Governor Edgar Chatto directed the Office of the Provincial Agriculturist (OPA) to prepare for the proposed second round of cloud seeding as rains remain insufficient in Bohol.
The move to create artificial rains is still under a preparation stage pending the result of the currentÂ cloud seeding operation by the DA.
According to Leon Parac, cloud seeding focal person in Bohol, the plan would not push through if natural rains experienced in the province during the previous days continue.
Parac told DYRD Balita that the eyed operation will last for 40 hours and will cost the government P1.9 million.
He also noted that the current cloud seeding which is expected to last for a total of 30 hours and was started on August 27, 2016 has been temporarily suspended.
The operation has been stopped for two days as the Royale Airways Charter is conducting a maintenance check up on the plane being used for the cloud seeding. (Rey Tutas)Â