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Jan 15, 2020

"India's weather forecast system has improved significantly" says Secretary, Ministry of Earth Sciences

Secretary, Ministry of Earth Sciences M Rajeevan today said that weather forecast system has improved significantly in the past few  years.

Addressing the gathering on the occasion of celebration of 145th foundation day of India Meteorological Department-IMD in New Delhi, he said, this improvement  came due to a lot of investment by IMD in observation systems related to forecasting.

He said,the IMD is using  latest technologies, radars and computers at weather forecast centres to disseminate more accurate data.

Mr Rajeevan said that India is also providing weather services to other countries including Regional South Asian countries and also have collaboration with other countries.

Speaking on the occasion, Secretary, Department of Science and Technology Prof Ashutosh Strivastava  stressed on the need to use of new technology in the weather forecasting.

IMD Director General M Mohapatra also highlighted the some of initiatives and achievements of the department.

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