Monday, November 24, 2014

Proposal on improving the weather forecasting system of India

METD WEATHER submitted a proposal to the Union Ministry of Earth Sciences, MoES on Friday,21st Nov 2014 with the support of Centre for Science and Environment (CSE),New Delhi. This proposal identifies several issues in the existing forecasting system of India and includes suggestions to them to make India a "Weather Ready" nation in the near-future.

The proposal has been titled as "Re-engineering weather forecasting in India: an agenda for an increasingly climate insecure world" 

The proposal was submitted to Dr Shailesh Nayak-Secretary of MoES & Chairman of Earth Commission and Dr M Rajeevan, Scientist "G"/Advisor of MoES and forwarded to Shri Narendra Modi, Hon'ble Prime Minister of India.

*** On Tuesday, 25th Nov 2014, the proposal was forwarded by Dr M Rajeevan to Dr L.S Rathore, Director General of India Meteorological Department (IMD) for further consideration ***

Dr M Rajeevan's letter to Ms Sunita Narain informing that the proposal has been forwarded to IMD

Ms Sunita Narain, Director General CSE signed the covering letters to Dr Rajeevan and Dr Nayak.

Earlier on Sunday, 23rd Nov 2014- Dr M Rajeevan sent an e-mail to Akshay Deoras 

Thank you, Akshay. I have received the letter from Dr Sunita Narain including your proposal. We shall do the needful for reviewing it. Thanks.


1) The proposal can be read here-

*** OR Click HERE  to read*** 


2) The covering letter to Dr Shailesh Nayak can be seen here-

To Dr Rajeevan can be seen here-

Letter sent to Hon'ble Prime Minister of India- Shri Narendra Modi on 24th Nov 2014

Earlier on 9th September 2014, METD WEATHER's Akshay Deoras had met Dr Shailesh Nayak and Dr Rajeevan at MoES, New Delhi. Several issues related to the forecasting system were discussed in these meetings.

Akshay Deoras (left) after meeting Dr Shailesh Nayak (right) at MoES, New Delhi on 9th September 2014.

Akshay Deoras (left) after meeting Dr M Rajeevan (right) at MoES,New Delhi on 9th September 2014.

"We believe that the people of India can give even better ideas on improving the weather forecasting system of India. Hence I request the readers to share their thoughts/ideas/suggestions on how to make India a "Weather Ready" nation in the near future through e-mail. Readers can send the email to  " Due credit will be given to the readers who suggest good and pragmatic ideas. These ideas will be sent to MoES in the coming days"

~Akshay Deoras

Special thanks to Mr D.P Thombre for his help in this proposal. 

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