Answer: The standard meridian of India is 82°30'E.
It is taken as the standard time for the whole country because from Gujarat to Arunachal Pradesh, there is a time lag of two hours. There is more than one Standard Time for large countries which stretch extensively from east to west. For example, Canada and USA have six and seven-time zones respectively.
What is the Standard Meridian of India?
The standard meridian of India is 82°30'E. It passes through the following states- Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Chattisgarh Orissa and Andra Pradesh.