Amar Ujala Network, New Delhi
Published by: Dushyant Sharma
Updated Sat, 15 Jan 2022 12:59 AM IST
The Union Minister of State for Science and Technology and Earth Sciences, Dr. Jitendra Singh said that drone based technology will be used to strengthen the weather forecasting system.
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On the occasion of 147th Foundation Day of India Meteorological Department, he said that since 2016 under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the information about severe weather warnings being provided to many countries has come a long way. It has made its use easier for countries like Nepal and Bangladesh in fighting severe climate disasters.
Referring to the SAARC satellite of the Indian Space Research Organization, he said that in the coming days, the India Meteorological Department will modernize its weather and climate services to meet the global needs. The Ministry of Earth Sciences will deploy and use drone-based observation technology on a large scale to strengthen the local forecasting mechanism, apart from adopting high resolution models. He emphasized that the language used in forecasting and information should be made easy to understand and easily used by every citizen.
The number of weather radars in the country increased to 33
He announced that with today’s inauguration, the number of radars in the India Meteorological Department network has reached 33. He urged the IMD to make efficient use of all the resources under its control i.e. satellites, radars, computers, advanced models and human resources. He also inaugurated a new platform like Crowd for collecting observations through the public. Union Territory of Ladakh’s Lieutenant Governor RK Mathur, Ladakh MP Jamyang Tsering Namgyal, Dr. M. Ravichandran, Dr. K. Sivan, Dr. M. Mohapatra, Dr. S. D. Attri etc. were present.