A one day Workshop cum interaction meeting on Lightning Resilient India Campaign and Agromet Advisory Services in NER of India was conducted on 22nd June, 2019 at NESAC Outreach Facility. More than 100 participants from different government departments, NGOs, and private organisations participated in the workshop. The workshop was divided in two halves; the first half covered the Lightning Resilient India Campaign while the second half was focused on interaction meeting on agro-meteorological services over the NE region of India.
The Lightning Resilient India campaign, spearheaded by Climate Resilient Observing Systems Promotion Council (CROPC) and is supported by India Meteorological Department (IMD) and Indian Meteorological Society (IMS) has the objective of making a lightning safe India. The program was organized jointly by NESAC and IMS-Shillong Chapter. Eminent speakers during the campaign was Dr K J Ramesh, Director General, IMD, Shri P P Shrivastava, Member, NDMA Advisory Board; Prof. S K Srivastava, VC, NEHU, Shri P L N Raju, Director, NESAC; Col. Sanjay Srivastava, Chairperson, CROPC. Scientists and Professionals from National Remote Sensing Centre, National Disaster Management Authority, Indian Air Force, IMD, NESAC, NEHU, Assam State Disaster Management Authority, Nagaland State Disaster Management Authority, Meghalaya Revenue & Disaster Management Department, Mizoram State Remote Sensing Centre, Earth Networks, Indian Red Cross Society, World Vision India, All India Radio, different NGOs, Print and Electronic media, etc attended the workshop.
The interaction meeting to address various issues on implementation of Block level Agromet Advisory Services (AAS) in Northeast Region was presided by Dr. K J Ramesh. Dr. K K Singh, Head, Agromet Advisory Service Division, IMD briefed about the purpose of conducting the workshop focusing on strategies and implementing GKMS at block level for NE region. Dr Sanjay O’Neil Shaw, DDGM, RMC-Guwahati; Dr. Dr. A K Tripathi, Director ICAR-ATARI, Guwahati; Dr. B C Deka, Director ICAR-ATARI, Umiam; and Nodal officers, Technical officers of all concerned KVK’s and State Universities of NE Region participated in the workshop.