BUSN 315 Supervisory Management - Salina Campus

This is a Research Guide for students enrolled in BUSN 315 on the K-State Salina Campus.

Library Research Guide

The Indian Monsoon

Monsoon is a seasonal weather phenomenon that affects many countries in South and Southeast Asia, including India. The monsoon season typically lasts from June to September and is characterized by heavy rainfall and high humidity. In India, the monsoon is critical for agriculture, as it provides the necessary water for crops to grow. However, it also has a significant impact on businesses, especially those in industries such as tourism, transportation, and infrastructure.

During the monsoon season, transportation and infrastructure are often disrupted due to flooding, landslides, and other weather-related hazards. This can lead to delays in the delivery of goods and services, affecting businesses that rely on timely transportation and logistics. Moreover, the agricultural sector may suffer losses due to excessive rainfall, floods or water-logging that may damage crops and fields. This may lead to lower agricultural output, affecting the supply chain and the cost of raw materials for other industries.

The monsoon has a significant impact on the Indian economy and businesses operating in the country. As you can see from the map below, provided by the India Meteorological Service, the monsoon affects the entire Indian subcontinent. As you conduct your analysis, it would be wise to consider the effect the monsoon may have on your proposed business to make stakeholders aware of potential impacts including delays and disruption of services.