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National Mission on Monsoon

The Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES) has finalized a detailed project report (DPR) to take up National Mission on Monsoon (NMM) to develop the most representative and advanced dynamic model framework for India for forecasting monsoon rainfall and its variability in various space and time scales. Replying to a question in Lok Sabha the Minister of state of Earth Sciences Dr. Ashwani Kumar stated further that the approval of the Union Cabinet is being sought for this proposal upon obtaining the approval of the Expenditure Finance Committee (EFC) and appropriate administrative and financial competent authorities of the Government.

In response to another question in the house Dr.Ashwani Kumar informed the members that India Meteorological Department (IMD) operates a national network of seismological stations to monitor earthquake activity in the country on a 24x7 basis to receive various observed earthquake parameters in real time at the Central Receiving Station (CRS), Delhi. 

Making use of the earthquake records, the magnitude and other source parameters of earthquakes are estimated and disseminated to various user agencies.



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