Hyderabad

Panel set up for early warning systems

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To reduce loss of life and property

The State government has decided to put in place early warning systems for severe thunderstorms and lightning strikes in the State.

The early warning systems had been contemplated in view of the vulnerability of the State to lightning, thunderbolts and other natural disasters and the need for putting in place effective warning systems to prevent consequent damages and fatalities.

The decision follows a meeting chaired by Chief Secretary S.K. Joshi to discuss about procurement of earthquake on-site early warning systems and saving lives due to severe thunderstorms and lightning.

The government had decided to constitute a committee to quickly examine proposals relating to installation of the systems. It has been mandated to study the utility and technical aspects of the proposal and recommend places for deploying these systems especially in the areas/sectors with sensitive and critical structures/infrastructure.

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