Prof. P. P. Sarthi’s Research Projects Data on Climate Change monitored by PMO
The research projects on 1) Summer Monsoon Rainfall in Warmer Climate; 2) Drought conditions in Eastern Gangetic Plain in global warming; and 3) Cyclonic Disturbances over the Bay of Bengal in warmer climate under National Mission on Strategic Knowledge of Climate Change (under the National Action Plan on Climate Change (NAPCC)), Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India has been executed at Department of Environmental Science, CUSB.
These research projects have witnessed of national importance since the results of these projects are being monitored closely by competent authority including PMO periodically through submission of a quarterly technical progress report which is mandatory for assessment of performance of projects. The Ministry of information and broadcasting has taken an initiative for preparation of a short film regarding the success stories in the field on climate change and for the purposes, the outputs of these projects has been shared. The same is also shared for a Report on the Assessment of Climate Change Studies undertaken as part of Climate Change Programme of Department of Science and Technology on the request of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on S&T and Environment & Forests.
On the request of DST, the findings are shared on Climate Modeling and Climate Science in response parliamentary questions on Whether a quantum increase in climate modeling research and climate science has been observed; and the steps taken to address gaps in regular data on climate, natural ecosystems, soils, water from different sources, agricultural productivity and inputs and socio-economic parameters, as pointed out by the Indian Network for Climate Change Assessment? On the request of DST, the natural disasters and climate change in Bihar is shared in response to the question raised in parliament.
Prof. Pradhan Parth Sarthi, the Principal Investigator of these projects, told that being native of the state, it gives me a lot of pleasure and satisfactions on scientific contributing to climate change from Bihar. He also added that the first Ph.D. of the university (on climate change and health) is now serving as a scientist in the national organization.