Power ministry, DRDO ink MoU for early warning systems
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Power ministry, DRDO ink MoU for early warning systems

The Ministry of Power has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) for implementation of an early warning system for vulnerable hydro projects/power stations. The MoU was signed by the secretary in the Power Ministry and Dr Samir V Kamat, Chairman of the DRDO under the Defence Ministry.

The Power Ministry and DRDO will jointly work towards developing suitable mitigation measures against avalanches, landslides, glaciers, glacial lakes and other geo-hazards. The expertise of DRDO will also be used to develop comprehensive early warning systems for vulnerable hydro projects and power stations in hilly regions. Separate and specific tasks will be formulated between DRDO and the project developers in keeping with the broad understanding developed through this MoU.

An early warning system (EWS) is an integrated system of hazard monitoring, forecasting and prediction, disaster risk assessment, communication and preparedness for timely action to reduce disaster risks ahead of hazardous events. The Ministry of Power has already signed MoUs with CSIR-NGRI, IMD, WIHG and NRSC-ISRO for implementation of EWS.

See also:
SJVN aims to complete Arun-3 hydro project in Nepal before deadline
India needs $10 trillion investment to hit net zero target


The Ministry of Power has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) for implementation of an early warning system for vulnerable hydro projects/power stations. The MoU was signed by the secretary in the Power Ministry and Dr Samir V Kamat, Chairman of the DRDO under the Defence Ministry. The Power Ministry and DRDO will jointly work towards developing suitable mitigation measures against avalanches, landslides, glaciers, glacial lakes and other geo-hazards. The expertise of DRDO will also be used to develop comprehensive early warning systems for vulnerable hydro projects and power stations in hilly regions. Separate and specific tasks will be formulated between DRDO and the project developers in keeping with the broad understanding developed through this MoU. An early warning system (EWS) is an integrated system of hazard monitoring, forecasting and prediction, disaster risk assessment, communication and preparedness for timely action to reduce disaster risks ahead of hazardous events. The Ministry of Power has already signed MoUs with CSIR-NGRI, IMD, WIHG and NRSC-ISRO for implementation of EWS. See also: SJVN aims to complete Arun-3 hydro project in Nepal before deadlineIndia needs $10 trillion investment to hit net zero target

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