Since 13 August 2017, it has not been raining in panaji, and this has made many of the medicinal plants growing in the wild wither away. Goa has plenty of rainfall, however most of the rain is not utilized properly and it drains to the arabian sea. Due to the heavy rainfall, there are many medicinal and other plants which are growing in the wild all over goa, on the roadside and other areas.
Compared to 2016, when goa experienced very heavy rainfall, in 2017, the rainfall is rather sparse. Though some plants are growing in the wild, if there is no rain for three or more days, the plants are likely to wither away and die.
Those with a garden have to make arrangement to water their plant so that they do not wither and dry up. There are few efficient methods to keep the plants hydrated when it does not rain.