Earth Day, the global movement that embraces nature and its values, is celebrated by more than a billion people on April 22 every year. CSIR-NISCAIR joined the celebrations by organising a panel discussion on "Weather Forecast to Weather Smart" on 22 April 2019 at Vigyan Suchna Bhavan, S.V. Marg, New Delhi.
Noted experts, Dr S.D. Attri, DGM, Agromet Advisory Service Division, India Meteorological Department, New Delhi and Dr S.K. Varshney, Adviser & Head, International Bilateral Cooperation, Department of Science and Technology, New Delhi, joined the celebration.
Chairing the panel discussion, Dr Manoj Kumar Patairiya, Director, CSIR-NISCAIR, stated that there is a need to empower farmers to help them understand the weather forecasts. He added that science communication can help farmers and even the general public to become weather smart.