All India crop situation
Under “All India crop situation” we supply on a weekly basis the advanced agrometeorological advisories information that is given for the whole of the country by the Indian Meteorological Department in Pune. Other countries may want to follow this example. [Send items for inclusion to the Web Editor.
The Agricultural Meteorology Division of IMD renders various weather related services to the farming community of the country. Among other operational services to the users, weather based Agromet Advisory Services, in the form of a bulletin (in English as well as local languages) are prepared and issued from 21 AAS centers of IMD located in the different State Capitals of the country. These weather based advisories are broadcast through All India Radio, telecasted through Doordarshan Kendra and also displayed in the website of the Department (http://imdagrimet.org).
In addition to that, Summaries of these All India Agromet Advisory Services Bulletins, based on past and forecast weather and state and stage of crops, are prepared in this Division. These bulletins are sent to the Secretary of Agriculture and Economic and Statistical Adviser, Ministry of Agriculture, Krishi Bhavan, New Delhi every week to appraise of the current weather advisories on the standing crops in the country and also help Ministry of Agriculture to exploit the climatic/weather resources in agricultural planning to minimize damages due to hazardous weather elements.
We reproduce on a weekly updated basis these Summary Bulletins here. (now available for the period 24th May 2013 to 28th May 2013).