Speech of Hon’ble Chief Minister for the inauguration of
“Doppler Weather Radar, Hyderabad” at 5.00 PM on
2010 at Meteorological Centre, Begumpet, Hyderabad
Shri. Sarvey Satyanarayana, Hon’ble Member of Parliament
My Cabinet Colleague Shri. Dharmana Prasada Rao,
Smt B. Karthika Reddy, Mayor
Shri. M. Shashidhar Reddy, Hon’ble MLA and Member, NDMA
Dr. P. Shanker Rao, Hon’ble MLA
Dr. Shailesh Nayak, Secretary, Ministry of Earth Sciences
Dr. Ajit Tyagi, Director General of Meteorology
Dr. Y.E.A Raj, Deputy Director General of Meteorology
Dr. M. Satya Kumar, Director In-charge
It is my pleasure
to participate in the inauguration of Doppler Weather Radar (DWR) at Hyderabad
organized by the India Meteorological Department (IMD), Government of India.
First of all I wish to convey my gratitude to IMD for
establishing this facility in Hyderabad with a project cost of about Rs 12
crores. I understand that IMD is currently operating with a network of 40 radars
across the country and most of them are based on the old technology. Due to
this, IMD has taken up, the modernization of the network in a phased manner
replacing with Doppler Weather Radar and new installations, totaling about 55
DWRs in the country.
Andhra Pradesh is the state, that frequently prone to
cyclones. This kind of modern informative station is more useful to our state to
take advance precautionary steps to face the challenge of cyclones. I am happy
to note that cyclone detection radars located at Machilpatnam and Visakhapatnam
have already been replaced with state of art Doppler Weather Radars and they are
operational. One Doppler Weather Radar indigenously developed by ISRO is also
functional at Sriharikota.
I am very happy that the state can have the following
advantages due to establishment of the present Doppler Weather Radar at
It can scan the atmosphere round the clock and presents
information about present of clouds, their location, intensity etc with the
range of 400 kms radius around Hyderabad
It presents information about velocity of movement of
clouds, likely rainfall within an effective range of 150 kms around Hyderabad
It is useful to study of flash floods, river flows, urban
flash floods, in and around Hyderabad city and occurrence of thunder storms
within next 1-3 hours in small scale areas
It generates weather products useful for aviation industry
i.e., for operation of airfields, aerodrome warnings and for issuing route
(weather) forecast for flights operating from Hyderabad International Airport,
Indian Air Force airbases at Dundigal, Hakimpet and Bidar.
Radar data can be used for modification of weather like
cloud seeding operations to enhance rainfall in rain shadow districts.
Radar data can also be used by the Universities for their
research work in the field of weather.
I am very much thankful to IMD for actively considering
installing another DWR at Anantapur.
I appeal to IMD to ensure that the weather forecast with
the possible accuracy is reached as early as possible to coastal districts to
save property and human loss. This can also help the farmers to save their crop
or farm produce to transfer into the secured place. It will help fishermen to
save their properties and lives.
I complement the officials of IMD for successfully
organizing this event. I wish them success in all their future projects.