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Maharashtra becomes First Indian State for setting up Automated Weather Stations for Farmers

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Sunday introduced the state’s first programmed climate or weather station at Dongargaon here.

“Around 2,065 such climate stations will run over Maharashtra on open private association (PPP) show in this year and 1,000 of these will be set up by June 2017,” said Fadnavis while tending to a ranchers’ social affair after the initiation.

Farming priest Pandurang Fundkar, watchman serve Chandrashekhar Bawankule, best civil servants and authorities of climate estimate firm Skymet Weather Private Ltd, which will set up such stations, were available on the event.

“This is one of the remarkable venture in the nation, which will gauge wind bearing, wind speed, air temperature, relative dampness and record measure of precipitation. This data will be imparted to ranchers who can then oversee sowing in a vastly improved and arranged path according to the climate conditions,” said Fadnavis.

The climate conditions for ranchers in various locales will be accessible on Mahavedh entry (Maharashtra farming climate data system) and portable use of Skymet. “The IMD conjecture is restricted to four zones. In any case, this new arrangement of programmed climate station (AWS) will give figure up to taluka level,” said Fadnavis.

“Around 12×12 kms range of the taluka will have one AWS,” he said. Fadnavis said computerized stands will be set-up in each Gram Panchayat to give climate data and master counsel on yield example to be trailed by the agriculturists.

In the primary stage, data will be shared utilizing SMS and in the second stage all the Gram Panchayats will get half hourly climate condition data.

The central clergyman likewise highlighted the significance of energy and water and how Jalyukta Shivar (water preservation program of the state government) is helping towns increment their water system potential.

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