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UP Relief Commissioner Office Signs MoU with IMD to Improve Disaster Monitoring

The signing of the MoU between the Uttar Pradesh Relief Commissioner Office and the IMD marks a significant milestone in the state's disaster management efforts.

Shivam Dwivedi
UP Relief Commissioner Office Signs MoU with IMD to Improve Disaster Monitoring
UP Relief Commissioner Office Signs MoU with IMD to Improve Disaster Monitoring

The Uttar Pradesh Relief Commissioner Office has taken a significant step forward to enhance disaster preparedness and minimize the impact of natural calamities. On March 08, 2024, a memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed with the India Meteorological Department (IMD) in Delhi. The agreement aims to facilitate the installation of four Doppler radars across Uttar Pradesh, improving the state's disaster monitoring capabilities.

Timely Alerts for Effective Disaster Management

The installment of Doppler radars will revolutionize disaster management in Uttar Pradesh. These sophisticated instruments will provide accurate and timely information about impending natural disasters, such as floods, lightning, heavy rainfall, hailstorms, and hurricanes. With this critical data at their disposal, the government can issue prompt alerts, enabling residents to take necessary precautions and facilitating swift and effective disaster response measures.

Principal Secretary of Revenue, P Guruprasad, highlighted the pivotal role of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath in spearheading initiatives to mitigate the impact of natural disasters. Under his guidance, the MoU was inked to install Doppler radars in disaster-prone districts across the state. This proactive approach reflects the government's commitment to safeguarding the lives and property of its citizens.

Scaling Up Disaster Monitoring Infrastructure

State Relief Commissioner GS Naveen Kumar emphasized the significance of the MoU in bolstering Uttar Pradesh's disaster preparedness efforts. He noted that while the state previously had only one Doppler radar, the installation of four additional units will bring the total count to five. This expansion of monitoring infrastructure underscores the government's determination to stay ahead of potential disasters and protect vulnerable communities.

“An MoU has been signed between the India Meteorological Department (IMD) and the Government of Uttar Pradesh, aiming to bolster the state's preparedness for weather and climate forecasts by installing four Doppler radars. Being geographically extensive, Uttar Pradesh encounters a range of natural calamities such as intense rainfall, lightning strikes, hailstorms, and thunderstorms, often leading to casualties and property damage. This initiative heralds promising prospects for various stakeholders, including the Government of Uttar Pradesh and its populace,” stated Dr. Mrutyunjay Mohapatra, Director-General of IMD.

By using advanced technology and fostering collaboration, Uttar Pradesh is poised to enhance its resilience against natural calamities and safeguard the lives and livelihoods of its residents. This proactive approach sets a commendable example for other regions grappling with similar challenges, emphasizing the importance of investing in disaster preparedness and response infrastructure.

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