Thursday, October 29, 2009

Naveen launches HAM Radio

The chief minister Naveen Patnaik today launched HAM Radio Communication network in the state. This is expected to improve the preparedness to face the natural disasters. Speaking on the disaster mitigation day here, the chief minister said, the Orissa State Disaster Management Authority (OSDMA) in collaboration with the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and the National Remote Sensing Centre (NRSC) will set up 220 Automated Weather Stations (AWS) in different parts of the state.

Similarly, the state government has provided land and building to IMD for setting up of Doppler radars at Paradeep, Gopalpur, Balasore and Sambalpur. This will further strengthen the capability in accurate weather prediction within a radius of 400 kilometers.

Source: Business Standard 30/10

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