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India Meteorological Department

Facts for Prelims (FFP)

 

Source: PIB

 

Context: The India Meteorological Department (IMD) celebrated its 150th year of establishment and service to the nation.

 

About India Meteorological Department:

  • The India Meteorological Department (IMD) is the primary government agency for meteorology and related topics. 
  • It is responsible for weather forecasting, seismology, and meteorological observations.
  • The IMD was established in 1875 by the Government of India. Its parent organization is the Ministry of Earth Sciences. The IMD’s subsidiaries include the Regional Meteorological Centre, Chennai and the Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology.