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Info-Pedia : India Meteorological Department (IMD)



The 150th anniversary of the establishment and dedicated service to the nation by the India Meteorological Department (IMD) was celebrated.


About India Meteorological Department 

        The India Meteorological Department (IMD) serves as the principal governmental body for meteorology and associated disciplines in India.

        Tasked with responsibilities such as weather forecasting, seismology, and meteorological observations, the IMD was founded in 1875 under the auspices of the Government of India.

        Operating under the Ministry of Earth Sciences, it oversees entities like the Regional Meteorological Centre in Chennai and the Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology.