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Why 82°30'E has been selected as the Standard Meridian of India?

NCERT Class 9th: Geography Social Studies (S.St) Ch 1 India - Size and Location


A globe has 24 zones each of 15 longitude [ divided by 7.30' ] is taken as Standard Time.As 82.30'E is divisible by 7.30, a standard by all countries, India selected this odd value.
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