Hundred more flood forecasting stations to be set up

New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) The government on Wednesday said it will set up 100 more flood forecasting stations across the country.

“The Central Water Commission (CWC) under the ministry of water resources, river development and Ganga rejuvenation will set up 40 flood forecasting stations,” the ministry said in a statement here.

While Tamil Nadu will get 14 stations, three stations will be set up in Arunachal Pradesh, one in Himachal Pradesh, two in Kerala, 12 in Rajasthan and eight in Sikkim.

The stations will be set up during the current five-year plan.

“As many as 60 more flood forecasting stations will be set up in other states already having flood forecasting stations to cover their uncovered areas,” the statement said.

The existing flood forecasting network of CWC covers 19 states, 10 major river basins and 72 sub-basins.

“About 445 stations have been modernised with automatic data collection and transmission systems. Mathematical models on rivers Jhelum, Alaknanda, Bhagirathi, Ganga, Brahmaputra, Yamuna, Chambal, Baitarani, Vamsadhara, Subarnarekha, Mahanadi, Tapi, Godavari and Krishna have been developed,” it added.

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