Friday, September 01, 2006

Early warning system for disaster management

Early warning system for disaster management - The New Indian Express

CUDDALORE: For the first time in the country, a disaster management wireless communication network fitted with a public address system has been inaugurated on a pilot basis here on Tuesday.

District Collector Gagandeep Singh Bedi launched the innovative ‘Early Warning System’ at a cost of Rs 33 lakh in the coastal district on Tuesday.

Coordinating with the Tamil Nadu Government, the UN Development Project also established the two-way communication network in 55 hamlets in the district.

The system has been placed at nine village panchayats in Cuddalore Union, 12 in Kurinjipadi Union, seven in Kumaratchi Union, five in Mel Bhuvanagiri Union, six in Parangipettai Union, five in Kammapuram Union, three Panruti Union, five in Kattumanar Koil union and a village in Kammapuram Union.

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