Ingen Technologies, a fully-owned subsidiary of Weather Risk Management Services (WRMS) collaborated with Regional Meteorological Centre, Guwahati, a regional centre of India Meteorological Department (IMD) and bagged a contract for the procurement, installation and maintenance of automatic rain gauge stations in the northeastern states of India. The meteorological department owns and operates a network of about 2000 AWS and ARG across the country. Under the project ‘Sustenance and Maintenance of Observational Network of AWS (Automatic Weather Stations) and ARG (Automatic Rain Gauge Systems)’, it is proposed to augment the ARG station network in northeastern states; Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, Assam, Meghalaya, Tripura). IMD proposes to install mobile telemetry (SIM GPRS transmission) based ARG stations for the northeastern states of India.
Ingen Technologies will be fully responsible for executing the project by taking up the charge of supply, installation, integration and commissioning of all ARG systems and required accessories such as mast, fencing material, sensor mounting accessories, cables, connectors, enclosures, conduits, switches and transient protectors. Also, Ingen Technologies will take care of preventative maintenance as well as intercomparing the ARG data with travelling standards at ARG sites every year (January/ February month) at IMD calibration facilities, Pune.
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On getting the contract, Dr. Ashish Agarwal, Co-Founder & Chief Technology Officer (CTO) Weather Risk Management Services said, “We are enthralled with our association with the Regional Meteorological Centre, Guwahati, Assam. Having worked with many state governments till date, we are confident towards building better and sustainable solutions for northeastern states of the country and beyond.”
“Weather-related uncertainties can result in devastating socio-economic consequences for farmers. By deploying this niche of ours, we are confident that we will be able to help the Regional Meteorological Centre, Guwahati in detecting weather-related risks in time to avoid disasters. WRMS is already a key player in the weather IoT space, and this project is going to be a major leap in our next phase of growth and will definitely help us expand our solution across India and the world,” he added.
Ingen Technologies manufactures, supplies, installs and operates advanced IoTs like Automatic Weather Stations (AWS), Automatic Rain Gauge Systems (ARG) and Automatic Irrigation Systems. The company has installed more than 40,000 IoTs across the country and is working with many government organisations like Karnataka State Natural Disaster Monitoring Centre, Andhra Pradesh State Development Planning Society, and more. Ingen has a team of over 500 multi-disciplinary experts across agricultural science, data science, meteorology, actuarial science and information technology.