Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh inaugurated the latest upgraded state-of-the-art Doppler Weather Radar (DWR) and Indigenous GPS based Pilot Sonde at India Meteorological Centre here.
He said, like other parts of the country, Jammu has become a part of India’s giant scientific leaps under Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
In addition to DWR system installed today, Dr Singh referred to several new scientific establishments set up in the region during the last few years under the Modi government which included North India’s first Biotech Industrial Park at Kathua, North India’s first Space/ISRO Centre at Central University, India’s lavender led Purple Revolution and first Cannabis Medicinal Plant launched by IIIM Jammu, the first -ever National Institute of High Altitude Medicine at Bhaderwah, the first- ever Mega -quintal Seed Processing Plant at Kathua, latest Weather forecast instrument installed at Sanjhi Chhat for convenience of Vaishano Devi pilgrims, high altitude Radio Relay Station at Patnitop,etc and said, these are all monuments of New Jammu.
The Minister appealed to media persons to kindly spare a few moments to cover these monuments also so that the information could reach the stakeholders who include students, Start-Ups, self – livelihood seekers, farmers, travellers and the common citizen who would find Ease of Living from these hi-tech facilities.
He reminded that even the media is a stakeholder because the media telecast heavily depended on modern tools of technology like Satellite communication.
There are also huge career prospects and employment avenues for youth in Space Technology, Aroma farming, Atomic Energy, Meteorology etc. which they can avail only if they are informed about these developments through different mediums, he added.
Dr Singh said, the X-Band Doppler Weather Radar installed today will help in providing real-time monitoring and reporting of weather events affecting Jammu region and will be helpful in providing weather forecasts in different sectors including agriculture and tourism forecast especially for the pilgrims of Mata Vaishno Devi.
Besides providing real-time monitoring, the X-Band Doppler Weather Radar stationed at Jammu will provide improved weather services to the people of J&K and an input to numerical weather prediction models for generating better weather forecasts, the Minister added.
Dr. M Mohapatra, DG Meteorology, IMD, Alok Kumar, Principal Secretary, Science & Technology, UT of J&K, Raghav Langar, Divisional Commissioner, Jammu, Charan Singh, Head, Regional Meteorological Centre, Delhi and K.C. Saikrishnan, Head Upper Instruments Division, IMD were also present during the inauguration.
Referring to Prime Minister’s revolutionary decision to “unlock” India’s Space Technology and other sectors to private players for the first time after independence, Dr Singh said that this will not only bring ‘ease of living’ for people and ‘ease of environment’ for private players but will boost the scientific innovative environment in the country.
The Minister further said, while India began its Space journey much late, but today the country has been in a position to provide inputs from Mangalyaan and Chandrayaan to the premier space institutions of the world like the NASA of USA.
Acknowledging contribution of Prime Minister Narendra Modi for these giant scientific leaps from the last 7 years, Dr. Jitendra Singh said that the PM gives highest priority to scientific developments by providing highest budgetary allocations to the Ministry and Departments of Science and has removed the taboos which have been the impediments to the development of science and technology in the country.
Referring to the making of first DNA based Covid19 vaccine in the country, Dr. Jitendra Singh said that India granted use authorization to the world’s first and India’s indigenously developed DNA-based vaccine for COVID-19 which is a great milestone achieved by the Translational Health Science and Technology Institute (THSTI), Faridabad.
Dr Jitendra Singh further said that India today is the “Cue Master” in science to the rest of the world as the quality of our scientific human resource is far more superior and many scientific advanced nations are taking cues from India as being advanced in many areas of science today.
On the Meteorological Development in India, Dr. Jitendra Singh said that since only 2014, 12 Doppler Weather Radars have been installed across the country under PM Narendra Modi, before that only 15 weather radars have been installed which indicates that more emphasis now is laid on technological development.
Long Power shutdown in Jammu: Check complete list here
Chief Engineer (Distribution) JPDCL, Jammu has informed that power supply to Gandhi Nagar, Shastri Nagar, Gole Market, Govt. Hospital Gandhi Nagar, Nanak Nagar, Sanjay Nagar and adjoining areas shall remain affected on September 21 from 07 am to 10 pm.
Similarly, the power supply to Malhori, Kupar, Tutan Di Khui, Badyal Brahmana, BSF, Kadyal Mandal, Gurha, Raya, Smailpur and adjoining areas shall remain affected on September 21 from 08 am to 01 pm.
Likewise, the power supply to Billawar, Mandi, Phinter, Parnalla and adjoining areas of Baggan, Batera, GREF, Sua No. 1, Gharkhal and adjoining areas shall remain affected on September 21 from 09 am to 02 pm.
Meanwhile, Superintending Engineer, O&M Circle, Jammu (JPDCL) has informed that power supply to Greater Kailash and its adjoining areas shall remain affected on September 21 from 08 am to 02 pm.
Similarly, the power supply to Nanak Nagar and its adjoining areas shall remain affected on September 23 from 07 am to 01 pm.
Likewise, the power supply to Trikuta Nagar and its adjoining areas shall remain affected on September 21 and 23 from 07 am to 01 pm.
Similarly, the power supply to Barnai, Natar Kotha, Lower Muthi, KC Door, PHE adjoining, Lower Barnai, Industrial Area and their adjoining areas shall remain affected on September 21 from 07 am to 12 noon.
Meanwhile, Superintending Engineer (Distribution), (JPDCL), O&M Circle, Kathua has informed that power supply to Near 220 KV GSS and Phase III SIDCO Samba and adjoining areas shall remain affected on September 22 from 08 am to 12 noon.
Similarly, the power supply near Doordarshan and adjoining areas shall remain affected on September 22 from 08 am to 12 noon.
Likewise, the power supply to Kothi Morh, Patayari, W. No 5 & 6, Bari Brahmana, Birpur Ansal and adjoining areas shall remain affected on September 21, 23 and 25 from 07 am to 01 pm.
Similarly, the power supply to Hiranagar Town, Hospital, Deepak Chowk, Main Bazaar and adjoining areas shall remain affected on September 21 from 08 am to 02 pm.
Govt teachers among 9 held for attacking police Party & in other cases in J&K’s Reasi
Police on Tuesday arrested nine persons including two government teachers wanted in different cases and attacks on police party in Reasi district of Jammu and Kashmir.
Senior Superintendent of Police said team of Chasana Police arrested nine criminals for act of endangering life and personal safety of others, attack on Police party and creating law and order problem in the area.
A case was already registered in police station Chassana on August 31 when some notorious criminals of the area attacked police party and another notorious criminal Prem Singh wanted in rape case and his accomplices of Thalkote-Chassana were arrested.
Prem Singh is a notorious History Sheeter involved in ten cases including four cases of attack on police including firing by weapon issued under Village Defense Committees, attempt to murder and rape.
Victim had lodged a written complaint against Prem Singh and others with allegations of rape.
The SSP said teams of Reasi Police arrested nine accused persons including two government teachers identified as Riaz Shah and Chain Singh.
Mr Singh asserted that no one should violate the principle of law and justice nor shall be allowed to disturb peace and tranquility in the area.
He further appealed to maintain peace and tranquility, brotherhood and keep social fabric of society intact.
Reasi Based Man on Bed for Past 5 Years, Family Looks for Financial Aid
A Local man from Patta village, Tali Morh Reasi, namely Yashpal Chand, has been on the bed for five years. The family is living in miserable conditions and is looking for financial assistance. JK Channel team today reached their house and covered their story so that the viewer can come forward for their help.
While talking to the media, Yashpal said, “I’m tired of remaining in bed. My family is hungry and is looking for someone to come and feed them. During the lockdown, they have slept many nights with empty stomachs. I’m grateful that JK Channel has arrived at my place. We do not have money for my treatment and medicines. I was a vegetable vendor at Reasi Bus stand. I suffered from a skin disease, and I’ve gone to Jammu Hospital for treatment. During the treatment, my liver has been failed, and my body got paralyzed. The golden card has not provided us any assistance as many hospitals refused to use it”.
Anyone willing to provide help to the family can contact them and can contribute to their bank account.
Name – Yashpal Chand
Contact – 9103147169
Account Number – 002904870000082
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