News : State Disaster Management Centre to be Linked to Nasa, Isro
Panaji, India, Sept, 2018 -- The proposed state disaster management command and control centre, which will be set up on the global information system (GIS) platform, will be linked to Nasa and Isro for real-time data to prepare for any possible natural calamity.
Speaking to TOI, revenue secretary Nila Mohanan said that bidders have approached the government to set up a disaster management centre in the state.
"The state emergency operation centre will be operational 24x7 and 365 days a year. It will be set up at Porvorim. A 24x7 call centre will also be set up. It will also provide information to the public," she said. The government had earlier issued a request for proposal inviting bidders for the project.
Sponsor message - content continues below this message
Employee Engagement Awards NOW OPEN!
Enter your center,and compete for this prestigious award to attract new staff and show investors and customers you are #1 in your nation!!
Content continues ….
At present, the disaster management centre is operational during monsoon only. Mohanan said that a district emergency operation centre will be set up at the South Goa collectorate. The project will be linked across government departments allowing for real time communication.
"This will also help for setting up of a state-of-art early warning system by collecting real-time satellite data from NASA, ISRO and other international agencies," she said.
Mohanan also said that weather monitoring stations will be set up across the state at different locations in each taluka. The decision to set up a state emergency operation centre was taken after the revenue department conducted a study to find out best practices adopted by the state.
Goa’s state emergency operation centre will be similar to the one established in Karnataka.
Recently, revenue minister Rohan Khaunte told the assembly that the government will have equipment like rain gauges, weather stations and will be able to monitor disaster-prone areas in real time.
The selected agency will also set up a command and control system at vulnerable spots. Khaunte had said that once the rain gauges are installed, the devices will send alert messages if the water level rises. There will be IT-enabled systems and sensors that will be linked to gauges. For instance, if the water level rises in Canacona, the command centre will get an alert and the government won’t have to wait for a report to take precautionary measures, he said.
Posted by Veronica Silva Cusi, news correspondent
Today's Tip of the Day - Recognition
ContactCenterWorld.com – is the website for the Global Association for Contact Center and Customer Engagement Best Practices. The association has a truly global footprint and supports 200,000 members from enterprises large and small with ideas, information and support tools including best practice awards, conferences and certification. Join today, FREE personal membership available at this link https://www.contactcenterworld.com/register.aspx and start networking and learning best practices. Contact Center World. (www.ContactCenterWorld.com), The Global Association for Contact Center & Customer Engagement Best Practices.
Published: Tuesday, September 25, 2018