‘Umang’, ‘Rain Alarm’ And ‘Damini’.:
Union Home Minister Shri Amit Shah called for giving maximum publicity to various mobile apps related to weather forecasting like ‘Umang’, ‘Rain Alarm’ and ‘Damini’.
- The Damini app monitors the lightning occurrence all over India and alerts the user of lightning near them by a GPS notification under 20km and 40km.
- Damini app triggers warning about lightning strikes three hours in advance which can help reduce losses to life and property.
- Developed by the Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM-Pune) and Earth System Science Organization(ESSO) under the ministry of earth sciences,
- Launched in 2020.