HYDERABAD : The Telangana State Development and Planning Society (TSDPS) conducted a one day workshop on extreme weather events in Telangana on Wednesday. Joint collectors from various districts apart from other government officials participated in the event.
Representatives from India Meteorological Department (IMD), National Remote Sensing Centre, Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation, United Nations Children Emergency Fund (UNICEF) and teachers from Professor Jayashankar Telangana State Agricultural University, University of Hyderabad and Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University-Hyderabad also took part.
The participants including Dr YVN Krishna Murthy, director of ISRO gave presentations on how climate change had caused frequent extreme weather events like hail storms, high intensity rainfall and heat waves in TS.
Dr K Naga Ratna of the IMD said that his organisation would giving out data on the Comfort Index as well from next year apart from other weather-related data. Shaik Meera, CEO of Telangana State Development Planning Society said that this year, 100 more Automatic Weather Stations would be installed across the state and that new electric signboards will be erected in all districts to dissemination data on weather conditions.