ISRO grants 22 weather stations to JK
GK NEWS NETWORK
Srinagar, Aug 24: The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) has granted 22 satellite linked Automatic Weather Stations (AWS) to Jammu and Kashmir.
These stations will be established one at each district headquarters. The first of its kind in Jammu and Kashmir, the AWS will provide hourly weather data pertaining to temperature, humidity, pressure, wind, rainfall and solar radiation.
The establishment of AWS will be a boon for the people in general and the farming community in particular. The data available in these stations will help the State Agriculture Production Department in combating situations like drought and floods. Impending natural disasters can also be forecast at the district level by the establishment of these Stations helping the State to effectively mitigate the impacts of such disasters.
ISRO has a network of 750 satellite linked AWS throughout the country and there was no such station in Jammu and Kashmir. The issue was taken up by the Principal Secretary Agriculture Production Department with the Chairman ISRO, Dr. K. Radhakrishnan highlighting the need for such stations one at each district headquarters in the State. Accordingly the Chairman ISRO has accorded approval for the procurement and installation of 22 AWS in Jammu and Kashmir.
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