The National Development and Reform Commission of China, which is responsible for economic planning in that country, has approved to invest 1.15 billion yuan (about 168 million dollars) in a program to artificially create rains in the north of the country .
This rainfall will fall in six of the most deserted Chinese provinces (Gansu, Shaanxi, Qinghai, Ningxia, Sinkiang and Inner Mongolia), which total 960 thousand square kilometers, about 10% of the territory of the Asian giant. These regions have a severe climate, with high temperatures in summer and very cold in winter.
China plans to develop this plan in three years, until 2020. Its goal is to launch rockets into the clouds with catalyst products that accelerate the creation of ice crystals and intensify precipitation.
In order to carry out the project in that period of time, the country will modernize eight aircraft and buy another four, produce 897 rocket launchers and connect 1,856 devices to its digital control systems.