The technique of inducing rain from cloud is called

  1. Cloud seeding
  2. Cloud control
  3. Cloud computing
  4. Cloud engineering


Cloud seeding, a form of weather modification, is the attempt to change the amount or type of precipitation that falls from clouds, by dispersing substances into the air that serve as cloud condensation or ice nuclei, which alter the micro physical processes within the cloud.

The usual intent is to increase precipitation (rain or snow), but hail and fog suppression are also widely practiced in airports.Cloud seeding also occurs due to ice nucleators in nature, most of which are bacterial in origin.

The correct option is A.