A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between India and UK to strengthen their cooperation in Earth Sciences and environmental research on 1 March 2013 in New Delhi. The MoU will allow the two countries to share information on meteorology, hydrology and climate variability.
Major points of the MoU signed:
• The MoU inked between India and UK will allow the two to share information on meteorology, hydrology and climate variability.
• The MoU will also help in promoting exchange of scientific and technical capabilities.
• The MoU will facilitate India and UK to identify new opportunities for collaborative activities as well as co-funding new environmental research.
• The MoU was signed between the Earth System Science Organisation of the Ministry of Earth Sciences and Natural Environment Research Council of UK. Science and Technology Minister of India, S Jaipal Reddy was also present.
The Memorandum of Understanding will help India in improving the forecasting capability of various weather and climate-related phenomena by sharing the expertise and knowledge. This advance forecasting will help people associated with the agriculture sector, which is the main sector of the India’s economy.