Method for Working out the Cost Estimates of Data

1.    Cost of Daily Surface Data for 10 Stations for 3 Years

No. of Records for 1 station per year =1095 (3 x 365)
( 2 synoptic observations and day's summary)
Recs x Stns x Yrs = Total Records.
Total records for 3 years, 10 stations = 1095 x 10 x 3 = 32, 850 Recs.
a) Cost of Data (Re. 5.25/- # per record) =Rs. 172463/- ( Rs 8623/- = 172463 x 5%, in case of Research Students/Academic Institutes etc.)
b) Computer/programming charges = Rs. 10466/- (32900 x 0.29 + 925 as per Instruction manual)
c) Packing and Forwarding charges =Rs. 60/-
Total (a+b+c) =Rs. 1,82,989/-
Service Tax @ 14.5% =Rs. 26,533/-
Total cost = Rs. 2,09,522/-

2.    Cost of Monthly Mean Surface Data for 10 Stations for 5 Years

No. of records for 1 station per year=3 x 12 = 36 Records.
(0830 hrs & 1730 hrs) @ 3 Recs per month
RecsxStns.xYrs.
Total records =36x10x 5 = 1800 Recs.
a) Cost of Data (Rs. 26.25/- # per record) =Rs. 47,250/- (47,250/- x 5% = Rs 2363/- For Research Purpose)
b) Computer/Programming Charges = Rs.1,447/- (1800 x 0.29 + 925)
c) Packing/Forwarding charges =Rs. 60/-
Total (a+b+c) =Rs. 48,757/-
Service Tax @ 14.5% =Rs. 7,070/-
Total cost = Rs. 55,827/-

3.     Cost of Daily Rainfall Data for 10 Stations for 20 Years

Recs x stns x Yrs.
No. of records (24 records/year/station) = (24 x 20 x 10) = 4800 Records
a) Cost of data @ Rs30/-= Rs. 1,14,000/- (Rs. 1,14,000 x 5% = Rs 7200/- for Research Purpose)
b) Computer/Programming charges = Rs. 2,317/- (4800 x 0.29 + 925)
c) Packing/Forwarding charges= Rs. 60/-
Total (a+b+c) = Rs. 1,46,377/-
Service Tax @ 14.5% = Rs. 21,225/-
Total Cost = Rs. 1,67,602/-
 

4.     Cost of Monthly Rainfall Data for 15 Stations for 30 Years

No. of records for 1 station per year = 2
Recs xStns x Yrs.
Total records for 15 stations for 30 years Record = 2 x 15 x 30) = 900
a) Cost of data@ class=SpellE>Rs 37.50/- = Rs 54,000/- (54000 x 5% = Rs 2700/- for Research purpose)
b) Computer/Programming charges = Rs. 1,186/-
c) Packing/Forwarding charges = Rs . 60/-
Total (a+b+c) = Rs. 55,246/-
Service tax @ 14.5% = Rs. 8,011/-
Total cost = Rs.63,257/-

Please Note:-

> Computer / programming charges = (Number of records in 100s x 0.29 ) + 925
> Data Cost as given in the Standard Tariff Table
> For actual cost of various types of data the matter may always be referred to
Office of Additional Director General of Meteorology (Research), Pune.
> The Data request may be given as per the FORMAT provided