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Ministry of Power Signs MoU with DRDO for Implementation of Early Warning System

Published on December 28, 2022
Current Context: The Ministry of Power and the Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to implement an Early Warning System (EWS) for hydropower projects that are vulnerable, particularly those that are situated in hilly regions' upper reaches.
Ministry of Power Signs MoU with DRDO for Implementation of Early Warning System
  • The MoU was signed by Alok Kumar, Secretary, Ministry of Power and Dr Samir V Kamat, Secretary.
  • As part of the agreement, the DRDO's expertise will be used to create a thorough Early Warning System in hilly areas. In accordance with a general understanding, separate and specialized tasks will be developed between the DRDO and the relevant project developers.
  • Both departments will be working together to create an appropriate mitigation strategy for avalanches, landslides, glaciers, glacial lakes, and other geo-hazards
  • EWS is a system that combines hazard monitoring, forecasting, and prediction with disaster risk assessment, communication, and readiness for quick action to lower catastrophe risks before dangerous events.
  • About Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO):
    • Chairman –Dr. Samir V Kamath

Question: 

Q.1 Ministry of Power has signed an MoU with which agency to implement an Early warning system?
a. ISRO
b. DRDO
c. NHRC
d. Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change of India

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