IMD Celebrates 150th Year

  • India Meteorological Department (IMD) celebrated the 150th Year of its establishment.
  • Souvenir on the Evolution of IMD and its services since 1875 released.
  • Indigenously developed a Web-GIS-based integrated Decision Support System (DSS) known as the Weather Analysis and Forecast Enabling System (WAFES), launched.
  • The DSS includes the Meteorological Information Communication System (MICS), Data Information Processing System (DIPS), Synthesized Integrated Visualization System (SIVS), and Public Weather Information System (PWIS).
  • Panchayat Mausam Seva portal for farmers released.
  • India Meteorological Department, Ministry of Earth Sciences, Ministry of Panchayati Raj and Green Alert Mausam Sewa have jointly developed.
  • IMD’s Mobile App and Mausamgram Launched.
  • It is a GIS-based interactive mobile app for weather-related services like current weather, forecast every hour to 7 days, Rainfall, Humidity, Sunrise/Sunset, Moonrise/Moonset, Rain Alert, Lightning Alert, Cyclone Alert, Aviation and Agro-Meteorological advisories.
  • National Framework of Climate Services (NFCS) was introduced.
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