NEW DELHI, 15 Jan: Union minister Jitendra Singh on Sunday said that the met department’s severe weather prediction accuracy improved by around 40 percent in the last eight to nine years.
Addressing the 148th foundation day of the India Meteorological Department (IMD), the minister said that disaster-related mortality has dropped to single digit with improvement in forecast.
He said the number of doppler radars in the county has increased from 15 in 2013 to 37 in 2023. “India will add 25 more radars in the next
two to three years, taking the number to 62,” he added.
“The entire country will be covered by doppler radars by 2025,” he said.
The IMD on Sunday commissioned four doppler weather radars (DWR) in Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, and Jammu & Kashmir, which will bolster its weather monitoring capabilities in the western Himalayan region.
The four DWRs have been installed at Banihal Top in Jammu & Kashmir, Jot and Murari Devi in Himachal Pradesh, and Surkanada Devi in Uttarakhand. (PTI)