'ISRO to set up 10 automatic weather stations in Kodagu'

Addressing a press meet, he said ISRO had already set up  15 automatic weather stations in Kodagu. Weather forecast three days in advance would be provided to farmers and coffee growers in the district after fine tuning weather information. The services would be available  through the newly formed Kodagu Technology Users’ Association headed by Kitty Devaiah in a year.

He said ISRO had set up tele-education in six rural schools in Kodagu. Five more schools will be covered under the tele-education programme in the district. The Rural India Health Project (RIHP) at Ammathi in Kodagu had been provided telemedicine facility. One more hospital in Madikeri will be covered under the telemedicine facility soon.  ISRO had established 825 automatic weather stations across the country. ISRO had also provided technology to manufacture 50 Doppler Weather Radars (DWR), each worth Rs 12 crore. Two of the DWRs would be installed in the Himalayan region, two in the north eastern region and one Bangalore.

The office of Kodagu Technology Users’ Association will be located at Madapura.  It will pass information gathered on weather to the needy, including the general public through media, internet and SMS.

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