Ministry/Department :  Ministry of Agriculture (With back end support from Ministry of Earth Sciences i.e. IMD)
Objective: To provide timely alerts on extreme weather conditions to farmers
  • IMD already gives weather forecasts but farmers in the affected areas could not get this information on time hence nowcast launched
  • Under this initiative, the extreme weather data originated from IMD is being moved to mKisan portal using a web service.
  • From mKisan Portal warnings regarding extreme weather conditions are automatically and instantaneously transmitted by SMS to farmers located in affected district/blocks.
  • This technological break-through is a collaborative effort between mKisan Portal developed by DAC, weather technologies adopted by IMD and GIS Portal of NIC
Factual Information:
  • Started in 2015

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