Agrometeorological Advisory to assist the farmers in meeting the challenges of extreme weather events
Keywords:Extreme weather events, Agrometeorological advisories, Weather forecast, Dissemination, Feedback, Awareness programmes
In recent past extreme weather events are causing great concern in different sectors contributing to the Indian economy. Among other, agricultural sectors are badly affected by the extreme weather events. Weather and climate information play a great role in minimizing the loss of crops. India Meteorological Department is doing yeomen’s service by providing advance information including monitoring of the extreme weather events along with the proper advisories to the farming community by using state of art instruments & technology through efficient delivering mechanism of the information and ultimately help the farmers from incurring great loss. Satellite information is also used for preparation of the accurate crop and location specific Agromet Advisories. Under Public Private Partnership, today it is possible to send the weather forecast and advisories within short time to large number of farmers in the country before the occurrence of extreme weather events and ultimately possible to improve the economic condition of small and marginal farmers by increasing the productivity of crops.
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