- Union Minister of State for Earth Sciences, Dr Jitendra Singh on 15 January informed that by 2025, the entire country will be covered by Doppler weather radar network so that extreme weather events can be predicted more accurately.
- On the occasion of 148th Foundation Day of India Meteorological Department in New Delhi, Dr. Singh said, In this sequence, by 2025, there will be a Doppler radar network across the country. The number of Doppler radars in the country has increased from 15 in 2013 to 37 in 2023.
- India will set up 25 more radars in the next two to three years, taking the number to 62.
- Dr Singh also dedicated four Doppler Weather Radar Systems to Jammu and Kashmir, Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh. He also dedicated 200 Agro Automated Weather Stations to the Nation. Dr Jitendra Singh informed that Under Agro-Meteorological Services, it is targeted to establish 660 District Agro Meteorological Units (DAMUs) by 2025.
What is Doppler Weather Radar?
Weather radar, also called weather surveillance radar (WSR) and Doppler weather radar, is a type of radar used to detect precipitation, calculate its movement, and forecast rain, snow, hail.