Google: Bihar seeks help for weather forecast

PATNA: Disaster-prone Bihar has sought the help of Google India to provide weather forecasts with the aim of benefiting millions of residents, officials said.

Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, during his meeting with Google India managing director (R&D) Peeyush Ranjan, made the suggestion for providing weather forecasts, an official in his office said early this week.

“After the chief minister suggested that Google India officials think about providing weather forecasts, the state government is likely to submit a proposal in this connection soon,” officials said.

They said Bihar has been repeatedly hit by floods and drought that affect millions of people. Google India launched an internet awareness campaign in Bihar Tuesday.

Source: Times of India

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