5th Jun 2023 11:06:PM State
Eastern Sentinel Arunachal News

ITANAGAR, Jun 5: The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) and Arunachal Pradesh government on Monday signed a Memorandum of Understanding under which 100 advanced weather stations will be set to enhance surface weather observation infrastructure in the frontier state.
The MoU was signed in Itanagar between the IMD and the Centre for Earth Sciences and Himalayan Studies, Arunachal Pradesh government in the presence of Union Minister of Earth Sciences, Kiren Rijiju.
Dr. Sanjay O’Neill Shaw, Scientist-F, Regional Meteorological Centre, Guwahati  said that as a part of the MoU, both organisations will carry out joint research and development in the field of meteorology and its allied subjects, knowledge transfers and information/data sharing in areas of weather, extreme event monitoring and forecasting.
About 100 number Automatic Weather Stations and Automatic Rain gauge Stations will be installed by the IMD in Arunachal Pradesh. IMD is also planning to install three number of X-band Doppler Weather Radars in the state. This will help in enhancement of surface weather observations in the state. Also, weather forecast with impact based advisories will also be issued for different users of the state. This will establish a mutually beneficial relationship based on scientific cooperation between the two parties in terms of trainings, knowledge transfers and data sharing and other scientific research programmes.
Tana Tage, Director, Centre for Earth Sciences and Himalayan Studies, said the MoU will have long term impact on the research activities undertaken for societal benefits.  
Honchun Ngandam, Minister, Science and Technology, expressed happiness that the state will have enhanced network of weather observations and assured all possible help from the state to the Indian Meteorological Department for executing the installation works of meteorological observatories.
Kiren Rijiju, Union Minister, Earth Sciences said that people of Arunachal Pradesh will be benefitted with precise weather forecasts and warnings with the increase in meteorological observations in the state. 
The MoU was signed by Repo Ronya, Secretary, Science and Technology, and K.N. Mohan, Scientist-G and Head, Regional Meteorological Centre, Guwahati.

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