The Rangreth-based National Institute of Electronics and Information Technology (NIELIT, previously DOEACC) plans to develop hi-tech flood alert system in Kashmir, which according to it will give real time alerts on water levels in Jhelum and also caution about floods.
This was disclosed by the NIELIT Director AH Moon at the 26th Meeting of the Executive Committee of NIELIT held at its Srinagar center at SIDCO Electronic Complex Rangreth. The event was chaired by Vice- Chancellor Kashmir University, Prof Khurshid Iqbal Andrabi.
This center into specialized IT training and research has approached the government with a proposal on “Smart River Monitoring using Wireless Sensor Networks.” The project aims at giving real-time updates on discharge of river and water levels through a computerized system.
He said the project, pegged at Rs 60 lakh, has been submitted to the Irrigation and Flood Control department.
He said last year after floods the center repaired hospital equipment worth millions damaged in the deluge.
The Kashmir University Vice-Chancellor congratulated the NIELIT for taking Research and Development in the field of IT to new heights and said the varsity was willing to sign an MoU with NIELIT for improving IT infrastructure in Ladakh province. NIELIT, a key consultant to the state government for IT related projects, is essentially into specialized training in the field of IT.
Moon said last year over 800 students were trained in specialized courses where as the footfall of general students was 20,000. Others present in the meeting were managing Kifayat Hussain Rizvi, Director SIDCO , Susheel K Gabgotra Additional Director NIELIT, Zahoor Ahmad Najar, Representative from Central University of Kashmir, Mohd Shafi Bhat, Joint Director Directorate of Technical Education, Muhammad Shafi, Deputy Secretary IT Department, Mohd Amin Bhat, Dy Director, Er Ashaq Hussain Dar, Dy Director (Tech), and Phuntsog Toldan.