India Meteorological Department (IMD) 15 January 2021 celebrated its 146th Foundation Day. IMD is one of the oldest, scientific service organizations in the country, in existence well before Independence. On this occasion, inauguration of Realease of Report on Cyclone disturbances during 2020; Hindi Patrika – ‘Mausam Manjusha’.
About India Meteorological Department (IMD)
Established : 1875
Under Aegis of : Ministry of Earth Sciences
The India Meteorological Department is an agency of the Ministry of Earth Sciences of the Government of India. It is the principal agency responsible for meteorological observations, weather forecasting and seismology. From a modest beginning in 1875, IMD has progressively expanded its infrastructure for meteorological observations, communications, forecasting and weather services. IMD is also one of the six Regional Specialised Meteorological Centres of the World Meteorological Organisation. It has the responsibility for forecasting, naming and distribution of warnings for tropical cyclones in the Northern Indian Ocean region, including the Malacca Straits, the Bay of Bengal, the Arabian Sea and the Persian Gulf.