ABOUT NEW DELHI

New Delhi is the National Capital of India. It is situated on the banks of Yamuna River in Northern India, spread over an area of 1483 square kilometres and at 216 meter above sea level. One of the fastest growing cities, Delhi gives the glimpse of old and new India. For more information visit: Delhi Tourism : http://www.delhitourism.gov.in/delhitourism/aboutus/index.jsp
Delhi Government: http://delhi.gov.in/wps/wcm/connect/doit/Delhi+Govt/Delhi+Home

Official Language: The official language of the Congress is English.

Local Language: Hindi and English

Climate: During the Congress week in February the weather is expected to be pleasant with a day temperature of about 20-25C and night temperature of about 10-15C.

Clothing: Regular Clothing with woollens or other warm clothing for early morning and late evenings is recommended.

Voltage: The line voltage for electricity is 220 A.C., 50 Hz. Some hotels provide 110 volt A.C. points too for electric shavers.

Currency: Indian Rupees. Please see http://www.rbi.org.in/home.aspx for currency exchanges rates

Time: India has only one time zone which covers the entire country. Indian Standard Time (IST) is 5 hours and 30 minutes ahead of GMT.

Food: At the Congress venue every effort will be made to make you feel at home vis-à-vis food. However in the true sprit of science organizers hope you would be as adventurous with food as with your path breaking ideas in agricultural sciences and not pine for Gar-ka-khana (home food)! Tea and coffee will be provided in the morning and evening.

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