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