Union Minister for Earth Sciences Dr Jitendra Singh has said that India is going to have 35 more earthquake Observatories by the end of this year. He said, 100 more such Observatories will be added in next five years. He pointed out that in last six and a half decades since Independence, the country had only 115 Earthquake Observatories but now with the Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the helm, there is going to be a quantum leap in the number of Earthquake Observatories in the country.
Dr Singh said this while addressing the inaugural ceremony of Joint Scientific Assembly of International Association of Geomagnetism and Aeronomy IAGA – International Association of Seismology and Physics of the Earth’s Interior- IASPEI today.
The Minister said that the Indian subcontinent is considered as one of the world’s most disaster-prone areas in terms of earthquakes, landslides, cyclones, floods, and tsunamis. He added that Modi Government is taking all necessary steps to meet these challenges.