The scheme “Upgradation of Forecast System” of IMD is a continuing Scheme primarily encompassing ongoing programs in an integrated manner aimed at providing efficient weather and climate services across the country in various sectors. This scheme is a part of the umbrella scheme “Atmosphere & Climate Research-Modelling Observing Systems & Services (ACROSS)” of MoES.

The proposed scheme “Upgradation of Forecast System” is aimed at improving the accuracy of weather forecasts to bring it at par with the international standards which will help many sectors like army operations, air operation, agriculture, tourism, mountaineering, aviation, roads and communications, power generation, water management, environmental studies, Sports & Adventure, Transport, Government Authorities, NGOs and Public in general.

Details of major Objectives of the scheme are as follows:

  1. Upgradation and sustenance of Communication Systems for Data and Product transmission.
  2. Development of an advanced Operational Forecast System, Delivery System for Forecast and other services.
  3. Conduct of special campaign for improving Cyclone, Thunderstorm and Fog forecasting through Aircraft reconnaissance and provision of additional observations.
  4. Integrated Himalayan Meteorological Programme for Western & Central Himalayas.
  5. Capacity Building, Outreach, Planning and sustenance of specific process related observing systems over India.

Participating Institution

  1. India Meteorological Department, New Delhi


(Rs. In crores)

Budget Requirement
Name of Scheme 2017-18 2018-19 2019-20 Total  
UPGRADATION OF FORECAST SYSTEM 99.33 102.44 108.63 310.40
  1. India Meteorological Department, New Delhi