Indian farmers tap old and new knowledge to cope with erratic monsoons
Farmers are turning to weather data and organic fertilisers to withstand droughts and floods, while shunning hybrid seeds and cash crops
To take weather reports to farmers, Meteorological Department turns to postmen
The postal department will feed this information to their servers, and IMD officials will then access it to churn out circle-level, custom-made weather and crop forecast.
Sourcing Weather information from Fishermen at Sea
How about a system that sources real-time information on weather from GPS-equipped fishermen at sea, processes this vital data through scientists and researchers, and disseminates it quickly to the fishing community via mobile phones, radio and the internet?