PATNA: Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM), Pune would install three lightning- detecting sensors in Bihar in the ongoing fiscal (2017-18) to give warnings for lightning around half an hour in advance. Each sensor would cover a radius of 150kms for giving early warning for lightning.
On installation of lightning- sensors in Bihar, BSDMA’s vice- chairman Vyasji said: “Scientists from IITM told us today that they are installing three lightning sensors each in Bihar and Odisha by the end of the ongoing financial year. These sensors have proved to be 60% accurate in Maharashtra. The early warning gathered from these censors is circulated to state government and other stakeholders including common people through Android application.”