As the majority of the Thai people
depend on agriculture, Thailand needs a large amount
of water for farming activities. Formerly, Thai farmers
had to wait for seasonal rain to grow crops. As a
result, the crop production usually suffered from
drought as there was not enough rainfall during the
long dry season. HM King Bhumibol Adulyadej learned
about this problem by travelling to even the remotest
corner of the country. Out of the purpose to help
his people, the King devoted himself to studying and
researching artificial rainmaking techniques and donated
his private funds to launch the Royal Rainmaking Project.
Drought is solved by
Royal Rainmaking Project.
The project has proved successful since the first
experiment in 1969. In 1971, the Government established
the Artificial Rainmaking Research and Development
Project within the Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives.
Since demand for artificial rain has increased over
the years, the Artificial Rainmaking Research and
Development Project has been continuously upgraded