India leading the world in solving climate problems: Dr Jitendra – Jammu Kashmir Latest News | Tourism
NEW DELHI, June 23: Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Science & Technology; Minister of State (Independent Charge) Earth Sciences; MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh said today that India under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi is leading the world in addressing issues related to the climate.
The Minister was visiting the Prime Minister of India and one of the most modern institutions in the world, the “National Center for Medium Range Weather Forecast” (NCMRWF) located in Noida.
The Minister said that Prime Minister Modi has strongly raised India’s voice on the issue of climate change at every global forum from time to time. He said that given India’s vast land area, diversity, heterogeneity and leadership status in disaster management, the world looks to India for global challenges such as climate change. climatic.
Dr Jitendra Singh said the world should recognize and appreciate India’s leadership position over the next 25 years when the country celebrates its centenary of independence, paying tribute to its scientific prowess in research and development and innovation capabilities.
The minister noted that the country is going through a phase of knowledge explosion with India’s youth eager to explore new possibilities for scientific innovation. He said the pace of scientific progress in India is astonishing and has started bearing fruit for the whole world to see.
Dr. Jitendra Singh said that India is at the forefront in weather forecasting and the best in the world, catering to such a large and diverse population. He said the country has a prime minister like Narendra Modi who gives high priority to science and technology, encouraging the country’s scientists to achieve greater success.
The Union Minister was of the opinion that Indian youth have a scientific temperament by aptitude and the Indian government also pledged to encourage them by giving them greater visibility.
Dr. Jitendra Singh walked around the NCMRWF compound and he was briefed on the facilities, operation and various activities by Dr. Ashis K. Mitra, Head of NCMRWF. The Minister was also briefed on the latest computing installation and the very first Indian CRAY X-MP supercomputer, which was installed at NCMRWF in 1988 and operated until 1999. Dr M Ravichandran, Secretary, M/o Earth Sciences, along with senior officials from M/o Earth Science and NCMRWF were also present during the visit.
The NCMRWF is a center of excellence in numerical modeling and data assimilation and is one of 11–12 such centers worldwide that perform data assimilation. The center is also a major user of the National Knowledge Network (NKN).