India is going to build more 35 earthquake observatories by end of this year and more 100 observatories in next five years, said Minister of State for Earth Sciences on Saturday.
Jitendra Singh pointed out that in past six and a half decades since Independence of India, the country had only 115 earthquake observatories but now this number is going to breach greatly.
At the opening 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), Jitendra Singh had said that sub-continent, India is marked as one of the world's most disaster-prone space in terms of earthquakes, landslides, cyclones, floods, and tsunamis.
Singh added that the union government is taking all essential steps to meet these challenges.
The minister indicates the hopes that the Joint Scientific Assembly of IAGA-IASPEI will act as a spark in bringing on board a greater number of researchers and practitioners from global community to work on problems related to furnishing science to society.
In 2021, the IAGA and IASPEI came together to hold a joint assembly that was hosted by the CSIR-NGRI with the support of Central Ministry of Earth Sciences.