Surkhet–The weather radar installed at Ratanangla Danda of Birendranagar in the district has not come into operation due to lack of technical human resources.
Though the radar was installed there in a bid to improve weather forecasts and provide real time data on atmospheric weather conditions in far western and mid western regions, it is still waiting for its operation.
Similarly, other two radars were installed at Ribdikot of Palpa in the central region and Rametar of Udayapur in the eastern region along with it but all these radar systems have not come into operation for lack of technical manpower to operate them.
The radar automatically scans the sky, giving the data feedback on weather condition that helps make accurate weather forecasts.
It was believed that information that will be obtained from the advanced weather radars with their installment would be useful for aviation, disaster alertness and agriculture sector in the regions.
After getting the real time data on cloud movement and other atmospheric conditions, the aviation sector and even the general public could plan their activities accordingly.
These radars were installed with the support of an American Company, Enterprises Electronic Corporation and the World Bank.
Ishwar Giri, the Nepal representative of the American company, complained that there was lack of technical manpower and security challenges in their operations. ---