State of the art flood warning system “iFLOWS” has been launched in Mumbai. The flood warning system was launched by Union Earth Sciences Minister Harsh Vardhan along with Maharashtra’s chief minister Uddhav Thackeray. I-FLOWS consists of seven modules: Data Assimilation, Flood, Inundation, Vulnerability, Risk, Dissemination Module and Decision Support System.
The recently launched system “iFLOWS” will enable Mumbai to predict floods three days before they happen. As a result, administration will be able to save property as well as lives from the flood. Now, the city will become more resilient with the launch of system as it will provide early signs of the forthcoming danger during high rainfall and cyclone events.
Important takeaways for all competitive exams:
- Chief Minister of Maharashtra: Uddhav Thackeray.
- Governor of Maharashtra: Bhagat Singh Koshyari.