ISRO to establish 15 weather forecasting units

January 31st, 2009 - 8:30 pm ICT by ANI  

Madikeri, Jan 31 (ANI): The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) plans to establish 15 weather forecasting units by next month at a cost of 20 lakh rupees.
Addressing the media in Madikeri in Karnataka on Saturday, Meteorology Programme Director of ISRO T G K Murthy informed, that the organisation is searching for a suitable place where the units could be set up to help farmers in the district monitor daily weather through a satellite.
ISRO owns 750 forecasting units across the country and 600 units have been set up by the central government.
However, Murthy still expressed the need for 3,000 more weather forecasting units. (ANI)

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