He dismissed recent reports that alleged the country's monitoring and alert systems are not up to date.
"There is no technology to predict earthquakes. India's early warning system is world class. Even for many other countries around the ocean, we are the ones helping them," Vardhan told the media here.He was visiting the Indian Association For the Cultivation of Science.
"So scientifically and technologically, we are comparable to the best in the world and may be better than many other countries across the ocean," he said.