Thursday, February 9, 2023

Entire India to be covered under DWR network by 2025

Seeking to further strengthen its weather forecast system and expand its network of meteorological services, the country’s national weather forecaster – India Meteorological Department (IMD)- on Sunday announced to cover the entire country under sophisticated radar network by deploying 25 additional Doppler Weather Radars (DWRs) and establish 720 District Agro Meteorological Units to provide more precise farm-related advisories and forecasts to farmers by 2025, a TOI report stated.
IMD also decided to increase its agro-meteorological service facilities from 3,100 blocks in 2023 to 7,000 blocks in 2025, and bring Delhi, Kolkata and Guwahati under its urban flood warning system in coming years.

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