What is meant by Indian Standard Time? Why do we need a Standard Meridian for India?
Answer to be written in exam :
- The time applicable all over India is Indian Standard Time.
- Since, every state has different longitudinal and latitudinal coordinates, it wont give a uniform time in all the states.
- To avoid a time gap of 2 hours between East and West part of India which may create confusion in working and lack uniformity , it is essential to have a Standard Meridian.