The Agricultural Meteorology Division of India
Meteorological Department, centred at Pune, caters
to the needs of agriculturists and conducts research
in the field of Agricultural Meteorology.
of this Division are aimed at lending support to agriculturists
and planners by giving advance information relating
to weather conditions for planning day to day agricultural
operations,crop-yeald forecasts based on meteorological
data, information relating to progress of monsoon,
commencement of sowing rains, conducting studies on
evapotranspiration in relating to crop water
demand, effect of weather on plant pests and diseases,
preparation of agromet advisories and the training of personnel
of state Agricultural Universities etc. in maintenence
of agromet observatories.