Background

                                            

                                               Central Agromet Observatory, Pune

The prime objective of Agricultural Meteorology Division, India Meteorological Department(IMD), Pune is to minimize the impact of adverse weather on crops and to make use of crop-weather relationships to boost agricultural production. The Agricultural Meteorology Division was established at Pune in 1932 and since its inception the Division supports and participates in multi-disciplinary activities in this field. It is also the centre for research programmes in agricultural meteorology and has field units in various parts of the country. Besides this, forecasts and advisories for farmers are issued by IMD’s Forecasting Offices located at different State capitals.