Ravalika Medipally December 29, 2014

“People need to accustom with how to prepare for and prevent from natural disasters with proper emergency awareness plan to protect themselves from disaster damages. IMD is on a plan to lauch SMS weather alerts for the people.”

Safety Measure. On Christmas (25th December) Indian Meteorological Department, Union Minister Harsh Vardhan launched a SMS alert weather system for public. This warning system provides alerts about cyclones, tsunami and other weather related natural disasters. Besides from this information about natural disasters the system also suggests tactics, precautions to be taken by government authorities and people. Get register to obtain attentive warning to your mobiles.

How to get SMS Weather Alerts?

To acquire SMS alert, one need to register in official page (www.imd.gov.in), thus IMD SMS based system will dispatch message for individual to let them know regarding weather conditions and other calamities.

In this sophisticated world usage of Android Smartphone has become quite common. IMD, Ministry of Earth Sciences provides Android based mobile application for Android users. They need to mount “Indian Weather” app on their mobiles. To download and install just need to navigate Google play store it is absolute free. The app is compatible for Android Smartphones and Tablets.

“The whole process would take almost a year to get operationalised since we need to collect data and put it together. We would be closely working with the Ministry of Home Affairs and agencies like National Information Centre and NDMA to put all the data together,” he said.

Vardhan said that this exercise is a part of Prime Minister’s Digital India Programme and one of the components of the programme is to create an SMS-based weather information and disaster alert system.

“This service will not only give information about the natural calamities, but will also suggest ways on what actions need to be taken, both by the government authorities and people,” Shailesh Nayak, Secretary, Ministry of Earth Sciences said.

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