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National Framework of Climate Services (NFCS)

Why is it in the news?

  • The National Framework of Climate Services (NFCS) was launched by the India Meteorological Department (IMD) on its 150th anniversary.

About NFCS

  • NFCS has a comprehensive objective, aiming to enhance the entire ecosystem of climate services in India which includes strengthening the production, availability, delivery, and application of science-based climate monitoring and prediction services.
  • NFCS is built on the foundation of the Global Framework for Climate Services (GFCS), which was initiated and launched by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).
  • NFCS is designed to mitigate climate risks for key sectors that play crucial roles in the nation’s well-being. These sectors include disaster risk reduction, agriculture and food security, water resources, public health, and energy.

Other IMD Initiatives also Launched

  • Weather Analysis and Forecast Enabling System (WAFES): WAFES is a sophisticated Web-GIS-based integrated Decision Support System (DSS). It provides real-time information for various sectors, offering support to Urban, Power, Hydrology, Health, Energy, Agriculture, Transport, and Tourism.
  • UPHHEATT Initiative: WAFES is an integral part of the “UPHHEATT” initiative, emphasizing its role in promoting welfare through informed decision-making.
  • Mausam Mobile Application: The Mausam Mobile Application integrates all the services offered by IMD, providing users with a single platform for accessing diverse meteorological information.
  • Panchayat Mausam Sewa Portal: This portal is specifically designed to assist farmers in planning their agricultural activities based on reliable weather forecasts and climate information.
About IMD

路聽聽聽聽聽聽 IMD, established in 1875, holds the distinction of being the National Meteorological Service of India, reflecting its long-standing commitment to meteorological services.

路聽聽聽聽聽聽 As one of the six Regional Specialized Meteorological Centres of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), IMD is an integral part of the global meteorological network.

路聽聽聽聽聽聽 Operating under the Ministry of Earth Sciences, IMD plays a crucial role in providing essential meteorological information to various sectors and decision-makers.

路聽聽聽聽聽聽 Located in New Delhi, IMD operates with six Regional Meteorological Centres strategically positioned across the country.

IMD’s Mandate:

路聽聽聽聽聽聽 IMD is responsible for taking meteorological observations to understand and monitor weather patterns.

路聽聽聽聽聽聽 It forecasts meteorological information, providing crucial insights for planning and decision-making.

路聽聽聽聽聽聽 IMD issues warnings against severe weather phenomena, contributing to public safety and disaster preparedness.

路聽聽聽聽聽聽 IMD provides meteorological statistics required for sectors like agriculture and industries, aiding in informed decision-making.

路聽聽聽聽聽聽 IMD is actively involved in promoting research in meteorology and allied disciplines, contributing to the advancement of scientific understanding in the field.

路聽聽聽聽聽聽 The improved quality of predictions is attributed to technological advancements, particularly the increased deployment of Doppler Weather Radars (DWRs). These radars enhance the accuracy and reliability of weather forecasts.

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