Current systems cannot predict climate change at local level
"Current weather systems provide a consolidated information on the weather of a whole region and not on the local level. For instance, there is rain in one village and the adjoining village is dry," CM Fadnavis said.
"In the AWS, we will get information right up to the village level. Farmers can take precautionary measures in case of rain or hailstorm," he explained.
Brijesh Singh, the Director General of the Directorate General of Information and Public Relations (DGIPR), said: "Since one weather station will be installed for an area of around 12 sq km, the micro-level weather forecasts will be possible."
The government plans to use the data by AWS to prepare location-specific agriculture advisories, design crop insurance schemes and make a weather database bank, he added.