Dissatisfied With IMD services, Kerala hires Private Weather Forecasters
The Kerala government has hired three private forecasters to improve extreme weather alert service in the state, after being dissatisfied with IMD. IMD had promised to set up new Automatic Weather Stations (AWS) before monsoon but it didnÔÇÖt happen. ÔÇ£None of the major requirements of the State have been met,ÔÇØ the government states. According to an IMD official, they had certain disagreements with Kerala over placement of AWS.