Harsh Vardhan inaugurates India’s highest meteorological centre at Leh
- Union Minister of Earth Sciences, Dr Harsh Vardhan
inaugurated the meteorological centre (MC) of the India Meteorological
Department at Leh in Ladakh via video conferencing.
- The centre would provide localised weather forecasts in the
region, which would result in strengthening the weather-related early warning
system for the region.
- The meteorological centre at Leh is the second MC located in
- The first such facility is based in Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh.
- The facility is located at a height of 3,500 metres, which
makes it the highest meteorological centre in India.
- This new MC will provide short-range (three days,)
medium-range (12 days) and long-range (one month) forecast for Leh and Kargil
districts of the Union Territory.