×

UPSC Courses

DNA banner

DAILY NEWS ANALYSIS

  • 25 November, 2021

  • 12 Min Read

ACROSS Scheme

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs chaired by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi today gave its approval for the continuation of the umbrella scheme "Atmosphere & Climate Research-Modelling Observing Systems & Services (ACROSS)" along with its eight sub-schemes to the next finance cycle of five years i.e. 2021-2026 at an estimated cost of Rs.2,135 crore.

ACROSS Scheme

  • One of the mandates of the Ministry of Earth Sciences is to observe the weather, climate, and ocean parameters and carry out R&D activities to develop and improve the capability to forecast weather, climate, and hazard related phenomena for societal, economic, and environmental benefits including addressing the science of climate change and developing climate services.

  • The increased incidence of extreme weather events due to Global Climate change and the risk associated with severe weather has prompted MoES to formulate many target-oriented programs, which are carried out in an integrated manner through IMD, IITM, NCMRWF, and INCOIS. As a result, these activities are put together under the umbrella scheme "ACROSS".
  • ACROSS scheme pertains to the atmospheric science programs of the Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES) and addresses different aspects of weather and climate services. Each of these aspects is incorporated as eight sub-schemes under the umbrella scheme "ACROSS" and is implemented in an integrated manner through the aforesaid four institutes.
  • The scheme is being implemented by the Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES) through its units namely the India Meteorological Department (IMD), National Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasting (NCMRWF); Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM), and Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services (INCOIS).

The eight sub-schemes under the ACROSS scheme are multi-disciplinary in nature and will be implemented in an integrated manner through IMD, IITM, NCMRWF, and INCOIS to cover all the aspects of the weather and climate. Each institute has a designated role for accomplishing the above tasks through the following eight schemes:

  1. Commissioning of Polarimetric Doppler Weather Radars (DWRs)-IMD
  2. Upgradation of Forecast System-IMD
  3. Weather & Climate Services-IMD
  4. Atmospheric Observations Network-IMD
  5. Numerical Modelling of Weather and Climate -NCMRWF
  6. Monsoon Mission III- IITM/NCMRWF/INCOIS/IMD
  7. (vii) Monsoon Convection, Clouds and Climate Change (MC4)- IITM/NCMRWF/IMD
  8. High-Performance Computing System (HPCS)-IITM/NCMRWF

Impact of ACROSS Scheme

  • The scheme will provide improved weather, climate, ocean forecast and services, and other hazard-related services thereby ensuring transfer of commensurate benefits to the end-user through various services like Public weather service, Agro-meteorological Services, Aviation Services, Environmental monitoring services, Hydro-meteorological services, climate services, tourism, pilgrimage, power generation, water management, Sports & adventure, etc.
  • The whole process from the generation of forecast to its delivery requires considerable manpower at every stage, thereby generating employment opportunities for many people.

Source: PIB


THE ABSURDITY OF THE ANTI-DEFECTION LAW

THE ABSURDITY OF THE ANTI-DEFECTION LAW Uddhav Thackeray’s government facing internal dissent from a block of 22 MLA led by Eknath Shinde, has brought the anti-defection law again into the spotlight. Such events were also witnessed in Puducherry, Madhya Pradesh, and Karnataka. ANTI-DEFECTION LAW The anti-defection law was included in

12TH WTO MINISTERIAL CONFERENCE

12TH WTO MINISTERIAL CONFERENCE The 12th Ministerial Conference of the World Trade Organization (WTO) concluded, recently in Geneva. The main areas of discussion were: WTO’s response to the pandemic.  Fisheries subsidies negotiations. Agriculture issues including Public Stockholding for Food Security. WTO Reforms and M

Bangladesh’s Rohingya Problem

Bangladesh’s Rohingya Problem What is the issue? The population of Rohingyas in Bangladesh as of now is 8,85,000 and the refugee population is increasing rapidly by 35,000 every year, which is a serious security implication for countries mainly in South Asia. What is the Rohingya issue? Rohingya are an

FINANCIAL ACTION TASK FORCE

FINANCIAL ACTION TASK FORCE  Pakistan got a respite from the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) as FATF announced that the country could be removed from the grey list. FATF is going to decide whether to take Pakistan off the ‘grey’ list at the end of its plenary session in Berlin in October. Pakistan has been on the Financia

The Situation of Government Jobs

The Situation of Government Jobs PM has ordered, million central government posts to be filled in a mission mode over the next one and a half years.  The Current Picture of Employment in India  The unemployment rate is defined as the percentage of unemployed persons in the labor force. Suffered by demonetization, pandemic,

Toppers

Search By Date

Newsletter Subscription
SMS Alerts