Augmentation of Doppler Weather Radar Network from 14 in 2012 to 26 in 2019 including 3 DWRs from ISRO. Introduction of nowcasts (next six hours) of thunderstorms for 433 cities based on Doppler Weather Radars and highway and tourism forecasts.
As a boost to the Make in India and Digital India Initiative, production of indigenous GPS based Pilot-sonde has been started in IMD Workshop at New Delhi and implemented at New Delhi and Mumbai.
Regional and Global monitoring stations of Environmental Monitoring were strengthened through establishment of Online GHGs monitoring System, augmentation of Ozone monitoring network, Cloud - Aerosol – Precipitation Interaction measurements. Environment monitoring Services provided to EPCA, DPCC, CPCB, and PMO. Air quality forecasting model SILAM v5.5 is operational at IMD.
Implementation of Multi-Mission Meteorological Data Receiving & Processing System (MMDRPS), The processed data of INSAT-3DR is being received from SAC ISRO through NKN connectivity and the images being generated at IMD and disseminated on the website.
An integrated web based monitoring platform for lightning detection and NOWCASTS introduced in 2018 using Satellite, Radar, Lightning detection network.