Here on New Mandala, wide-ranging debates about the impact of Thailand’s many Royal Projects have been common. There has been much vigorous discussion of the merits of some royally initiated and sponsored activities.

Today, the BBC and many others report that Tanzania has been granted the King’s permission to use his patented rain-making technique. For more on the technical aspects of the King’s “super-sandwich” technique, there is an archived BBC article with some helpful details on the patent.

Thanks to long-time New Mandala reader and contributor, Matthew Pennycook, for drawing my attention to this important development.