Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Jul 6:
The state-of-the-art Doppler radar at Paradip and Gopalpur in Odisha would be operationalised within two months.
This was informed by Sailesh Naik, Union secretary in the ministry of Earth Sciences here today.
Both Naik and Director General, Indian Meteorological Centre (IMD) LS Rathore had a meeting in this regard with chief secretary GC Pati at the State Secretariat here.
“We are going to make these two hi-tech Doppler radars at Paradip and Gopalpur operational within two months. With this, the requirement of the state government on early cyclone warning would be completed,” Naik told reporters after the meeting.
Stating that the meeting also discussed the agriculture requirement of the state government, he said the process would be augmented at the earliest possible.
“We have recently developed some new products on rainfall and precipitation index which would be put in place in Odisha,” he added.
Talking about the advantage of the hi-tech Doppler radar, the IMD DG said it would provide early warning on the location, direction and movement and intensity of the cyclonic circulation, the time of its landfall and wind speed.