Maharashtra becomes first state to use Automated Weather Stations for farmers

Posted on:02 May 2017 09:41:22
Maharashtra becomes first state to use Automated Weather Stations for farmers
02 May 2017 Current Affairs:

  • Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis inaugurated the first Automatic Weather Station (AWS) at Dongargaon in Nagpur.

  • Use of AWS :- The Automated Weather Stations (AWS) will be helpful in measuring the wind direction, wind speed, air temperature, relative humidity, and record the amount of rainfall. 

  • The gathered information will be shared among the farmers by making them available on 'Mahavedh portal' (Maharashtra agriculture weather information network) as well as on the Skymet mobile application.


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