Doppler radar remains elusive for Marathwada

  • | Tuesday | 5th December, 2023

Chhatrapati Sambhajinagar: The Marathwada region, which witnessed yet another spell of unseasonal rainfall, still awaits the installation of a Doppler radar for more accurate weather forecasts.While the region is already allegedly getting a raw deal as it has been offered with a C-band radar against demand for X-band radar, the alleged inordinate delay in putting place in the proposed facility has evoked criticism from experts. The Ministry of Earth Sciences of the Centre earlier in April had told the Lok Sabha that the site selection is in process for the installation of the key facility for Marathwada.Pressing for the X-band radar for Marathwada, independent meteorologist, Kirankumar Johare said the demand for Doppler radar for Marathwada has been pending for almost a decade now. The X-band radar will help authorities sense comprehensive information, enabling accurate predictions of rainfall amounts, timing, and geographical locations, which further help in anticipating events like cloudbursts or dry spells, he said.Karad, in April last year, had announced the installation of C-band radar at Mhaismal in Khuldabad taluka of Chhatrapati Sambhajinagar district, which is located around 40 km from here. He said the facility would come up at the cost of Rs 100 crore and would benefit over 70 lakh farmers from Marathwada and nearby areas. A section of the meteorologist community has demanded raising the Doppler radar on a mountain range near Ajanta Caves in Sillod taluka of Chhatrapati Sambhajinagar district, terming it as a place located at a higher sea level than Mhaismal. We also published the following articles recentlyBalrampur Chini aims to maintain growth traction; acquisition opportunities on radarBalrampur Chini Mills Ltd expects robust growth with increased crushing and higher yield in the current sugar season. The company is exploring acquisition opportunities while maintaining organic growth. Early indications suggest a yield exceeding 10% due to favorable weather conditions and technological interventions. The preponement of the E20 target to 2025-26 ensures a balanced sugar market. Ethanol production is being ramped up by 50% this year.Nearly 400% November rain helps Marathwadas rabi estimate growThe Marathwada region has received unexpected and unseasonal rainfall, which is likely to increase the area under rabi cultivation. This has created favorable conditions for rabi sowing as the soil now has adequate moisture. The rainfall has revived hopes for the rabi season and addressed concerns about fodder shortage for livestock animals. However, crop damage in Marathwada due to the unseasonal rain has increased, and necessary help will be provided to affected farmers.US, UK, Australia defense chiefs tout deep space radar, AI in joint dealThe defense chiefs of the United States, Australia, and Britain met to discuss high-tech co-operation on deep space radar, AI, and quantum computing systems. They aim to bolster their armed forces in the face of growing global threats, including from China. The meeting builds on the AUKUS partnership launched in September 2021. The focus was on the development of a "Deep Space Advanced Radar Capability" program, coordination on quantum technologies, and resilient artificial intelligence for precision targeting. The strengthening alliance has already seen agreements for Canberra to buy nuclear-powered submarines and for Britain and Australia to build a new model involving US technology.

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