Earth System Science Organization (ESSO)-Institutions are already providing specific weather and climate information and forecast products/services under various technical cooperation umbrellas to neighbouring countries including Nepal, Sri Lanka etc.
Operational forecasts for the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) comprising Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Myanmar, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Thailand; Regional Integrated Multi-Hazard Early Warning Systems (RIMES) member countries are provided regularly.
India as a Regional Specialized Meteorological Centre of World Meteorological Organization (WMO) is also providing weather guidance with respect to tropical cyclones for the WMO/ESCAP Panel countries namely India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Oman, Maldives, Sri Lanka and Thailand.
South Asian Climate Outlook Forum (SASCOF) established under the aegis of the WMO is serving for the consensus generation of monsoon season rainfall forecast assessment considering all the forecast inputs from all available global sources including India.
This was stated by Minister of State for Science & Technology and Earth Sciences Shri Y.S.Chowdary in Lok Sabha today in a written reply.
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