IMD is the operational agency for meteorological services of the Government of India since 1875. Formal training needs were felt as early as in 1946 whence the training division of IMD commenced function, in the process training a large number of users from across the country as well as within IMD. In 1986 it was declared as a Regional Training Centre for Asia and Africa by the WMO and started training foreign personnel also.
Modernization of the IMD operational system has brought in a host of digitally managed and mutually integrated observational, processing and communication systems. The training culture befitting this scenario will need a paradigm shift, essentially involving constant refreshing of knowledge and skills, substantial amount of self and guided learning and excellent library, laboratory and hostel facilities. Proposals of this program are essentially in the nature of augmentation and integration of the existing facilities. The core faculty proposed is a nominal increase from the presently deployed personnel drawn from other offices of IMD.
India has already started to engage neighboring countries in developing climate services for the region. These and many other countries look up to India for leadership because of our new policies and impressive infrastructure. We stand to gain much by offering fellowships to fulfill the training aspirations of many of these countries.
India Meteorological Department, Delhi.
The following infrastructure is proposed:
(Rs. In crores)
|Name of the Scheme||2012-13||2013-14||2014-15||2015-16||2016-17||Total|
|Training in Operational Meteorology||15.00||41.00||25.00||8.00||10.00||99.00|
Last Updated On 04/07/2015 - 14:33