Deputy CM releases reports on Disaster Management System of Manipur

Imphal, 19th OCTOBER, 2019 (DIPR): Deputy Chief Minister Shri Yumnam Joykumar Singh released a project report on “Disaster Management System of Manipur” at his office chamber in Manipur Secretariat in Imphal today. The project which has been implemented by Manipur Remote Sensing Applications Centre (MARSAC) was funded and sponsored by North Eastern Council (NEC) in 2012-13.

Giving observations regarding the report, Deputy Chief Minister who is also the Chairman of MARSAC said, the report which has been prepared by using satellite imagery, drone footage and real time information will help to implement schemes  by various departments in mitigating natural disasters in the state. He said, natural disasters like flood, landslide and earthquake have been a risk and its impact on human lives should be acknowledged by all stakeholders. Therefore, concerned departments should use the data in implementing schemes and programs to reduce hazard at the time of disasters.  Appreciating the efforts made by MARSAC in giving valuable information and data on various sectors, Shri Joykumar Singh appealed all concerned departments to implement schemes and programs in advance so that loss of live and property can be reduced at the time of disasters.

Commissioner (Science & Technology), Shri Bobby Waikhom said, the report will be of immense benefit to various departments like Relief & Disaster Management, Water Resources, PWD, CADA, Agriculture, Forestry & Environment. He said, it will also provide very useful information to various agencies in their disaster management planning process.

Director of MARSAC, Dr N. Randhir Singh said, the scope of the project encompasses hazard zonation on earthquake, landslide and flood as these are the natural disasters that frequently affect the State. In case of earthquake hazard zonation, data are collected for the last 100 years and plotted on a GIS map. Under the present project, landslide hazard zonation study is carried out along the major highways i.e. State and National Highways. Different models are adopted for flood hazard zonation which will be very useful to Water Resources Department, Disaster Management Department and others stake holders.

Director (Sc & Tech) Elangbam Ibocha Singh and Chief Engineers of Works and Minor Irrigation Departments were also present at the report releasing event.

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