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Union Ministry of Science and Technology launched SMS-based cyclone warning system

Dec 26, 2014 11:01 IST

Union Ministry of Science & Technology and Earth Sciences on 25 December 2014 launched an SMS-based warning system which will provide alerts on cyclones, tsunami and other weather-related natural calamities.

The system was launched on the occasion of Good Governance Day as part of Prime Minister's Digital India Programme.

Highlights of the SMS-based cyclone warning system

• Under this web-based operational system, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) will send SMS to individuals who register themselves at the weather forecaster's official website www.imd.gov.in.
• The meteorological department will utilize Mobile Seva of Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DeitY) for SMS based cyclone warnings.
• The information on warnings will be disseminated to officials involved in administration, district magistrates/collectors besides fishermen, farmers and general public.
• This system is part of the IMD's initiatives for improvement in weather forecast and warning services based on latest tools and technologies including information and communication technology.

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