Govt sets up 176 flood forecasting stations

floodAs many as 176 flood forecasting stations have been set up across the country, Water Resources Minister Uma Bharti said in Lok Sabha.

Central Water Commission (CWC) under Ministry of Water Resources carries out the activity of flood forecasting in the country on major rivers and their tributaries.

“Flood forecasts are issued in every monsoon whenever water level or the inflow in a rivers exceeds the predefined criteria,” the minister said.

CWC uses the remote sensing technology and geographical information system for forecast.

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