Operational Weather Services to Farmers

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Operational weather services to farmers in India by IMD started since 1945 in the form of District AAS Bulletin . District AAS Bulletins are issued twice a week.

For inclusion of major crops’ information, their growth stage, state and agrometeorological advisories, depending on forecast and ongoing cultural practices All India Agrometeorological Advisory Services (AAS) bulletin is issued with active co-ordination of the State Department of Agriculture.

Based on these District AAS bulletins, a consolidated State Level Composite Agrometeorological Advisory Service Bulletins are prepared in the Agrimet Division of IMD on every Tuesday and Friday and is supplied to various parties related to farming community.

Also, an All India Monthly Weather and Crop Bulletin is prepared , which consists of inputs from daily/weekly weather reports, progress reports of AAS units, AAS bulletins for the month, crop weather watch group report and press reports.

To monitor drought on a real time basis, Aridity Anomaly Map for the whole country is prepared and is issued once in a fortnight.