IMD working at faster pace to issue block-level weather forecast by next year


Date & Time: 2019-05-03 01:25:00

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) it is working at a brisk pace to issue localised weather forecasting to all 6,500 blocks across 660 districts in the country by 2020 and help as many as 9.5 crore farmers deal with the vagaries of weather.  At present, IMD issues district level advisories. In 2018, it tied up with Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) to extend weather forecast and AAS at the block level.