Pradeep Pattanayak

The people living in panchayats are going to have weather-related information as the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has developed a mobile app titled ‘Panchayat Mausam Seva’.

Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar on Monday inaugurated the IMD’s year-long 150th-anniversary celebrations and launched the mobile app ‘Panchayat Mausam Seva’. With this app, the IMD aims to disseminate weather-related information in 12 languages including Odia to the people living in panchayats. 

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“Vice President Dhankharji has pointed out how our predictions at the time of cyclones helped prevent the loss of lives and infrastructure. With the launch of a unified mobile app, panchayat-level forecast has now become possible. People in a single touch can see 24 hours’ as well as seven days’ forecast on their mobile phones,” said weather scientist Sanjeev Dwibedy. 

It is believed that the app will go a long way in helping people, particularly farmers in panchayats in taking necessary steps to save their crops from rain or cyclone.

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