India and UK Signed MoU on Strengthening Co-Operation in Earth Sciences

Posted: March 2, 2013 in Current affairs

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between India and UK to strengthen their cooperation in Earth Sciences and environmental research on 1 March 2013 in New Delhi. The MoU will allow the two countries to share information on meteorology, hydrology and climate variability.

Major points of the MoU signed:

• The MoU inked between India and UK will allow the two to share information on meteorology, hydrology and climate variability.
• The MoU will also help in promoting exchange of scientific and technical capabilities.
• The MoU will facilitate India and UK to identify new opportunities for collaborative activities as well as co-funding new environmental research.
• The MoU was signed between the Earth System Science Organisation of the Ministry of Earth Sciences and Natural Environment Research Council of UK. Science and Technology Minister of India, S Jaipal Reddy was also present. 

The Memorandum of Understanding will help India in improving the forecasting capability of various weather and climate-related phenomena by sharing the expertise and knowledge. This advance forecasting will help people associated with the agriculture sector, which is the main sector of the India’s economy.


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