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Saturday, 3 June 2017

Odisha to have first automatic coastal warning for disasters in India



Odisha is the first State in India to have developed an automatic public address system that can be activated along its entire coast.

The State government is all set to commission the ambitious Early Warning Dissemination System (EWDS) that would enable loud sirens go off simultaneously from towers at 122 locations by July 2017. 

Odisha can now warn the vast population residing along its 480 km-long coast by pressing a single button from a control room in the State capital in the event of the occurrence of natural disasters like a tsunami or a cyclone. 

Static Takeaways for SBI PO Mains Exam-
  • Odisha CM is Naveen Patnaik and Governor is Senayangba Chubatoshi Jamir.
  • Simlipal National Park is situated in Odisha
Source- The Hindu

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