<p>The average temperature in the country is projected to rise by 4.4 degrees Celsius and the intensity of heat waves increase by three to four times by the end of the century warns this report to be released officially by the Ministry of Earth Sciences in June 19, 2020</p>
Ministry of Earth Sciences
The National Centre for Medium Range Weather Forecasting (NCMRWF) is the premier institution in India to provide Medium Range Weather Forecasts through deterministic methods and to render Agro Advisory Services (AAS) to the farmers. The centre offers challenging research opportunities in Numerical Weather Prediction, Diagnostic studies, Crop Weather Modeling and Computer Science.
Halcrow, consultants to Pondicherry Port Limited, could not give a detailed response to <i>Down To Earth</i>'s questionnaire pleading time constraints, but it did clearly say the environment impact assessment (EIA) it prepared "was in accordance with ToR (terms of reference) given to us by the client'.<br>
The Institute was formally established under the UNDP's Special Fund Project as the Institute of Tropical Meteorology (ITM) at Pune on November 17, 1962 as a distinct part of the India Meteorological Department (IMD). On April 1, 1971, the Government of India gave it an autonomous status with a new name as the Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM).
Designation: Adviser/ Scientist G, Ministry of Earth Sciences, New Delhi.