1. Q.)- With reference to Atmosphere & Climate Research-Modelling Observing Systems & Services (ACROSS) scheme, consider the following statements:
1. The plan covers a variety of meteorological and climate services, including cyclone, storm surge, heatwave, and thunderstorm alerts, among others.
2. The Ministry of Earth Sciences is in charge of implementing the plan (MoES).
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
Both the statements are correct. Benefits of Scheme ● It will provide improved weather, climate and ocean forecast and services, thereby ensuring transfer of commensurate benefits to the various services. ● It will also provide a sizable number of scientific and technical staff along with requisite administrative support, thereby generating employment. ● It will generate employment opportunities to many people as large number of agencies like the Krishi Vigyana Kendras of ICAR, Universities and local municipalities are roped to ensure last-mile connectivity of the weather based services to the end–user.