The Met department is currently involved in calibrating temperature and pressure sensors, transmissometers (for visibility) and plans to procure instruments required for up to 70 airports, given the newer airports being planned.
Under the real-time mapping, chemical composition and analysis of the water, the depth up to which the water seeps, along with the area-wise deviation in the groundwater will also be tracked by the geologists.
A team of scientists, led by R Vaidhyanathan of city-based Indian Institute of Science, Education and Research (IISER), have developed a battery material of unique configuration suiting the next generation lithium-ion (li-ion) battery.
The IIT-B study also derived that wind potential is set to increase substantially over the next three decades, with Rameshwaram topping at 29 per cent higher wind energy generation capacity, followed by Jakhau (24 per cent) and Kanyakumari (19 per cent).
In Pune district, groundwater depletion, of less than one metre, was largely noticed only in Velhe (-26 per cent) and Purandar (-14 per cent) talukas, where rainfall received between June and September 2017 was slightly below normal.