Hi-tech flood warning system in offing for Kashmir

SRINAGAR: The Srinagar center of National Institute of Electronics and Information Technology (NIELIT, previously DOEACC) is all set to develop a hi-tech system to record water levels in Jhelum, a development that will replace decades of the conventional manual monitoring.
The Rangreth-based center which is into specialized IT-training, Research and Development has approached the government with proposal for development of a “Smart River Monitoring using Wireless Sensor Networks.”
NIELIT Director, Ayaz Hassan Moon, disclosed this at the “26th Meeting of the Executive Committee of NIELIT” held at its centre at SIDCO Electronic Complex Rangreth.
The project, Moon said, aims at giving real-time updates on discharge of river and water levels through a computerized system. He said the project, to cost Rs 60 lakhs, has been submitted before the Irrigation and Flood Control Department for approval.
The Kashmir University Vice-Chancellor has congratulated the NIELIT people for taking Research and Development in the field of IT to new heights in the Valley.
NIELIT, a key consultant to the state government for IT related projects is also training IT professionals. Moon said last year 837 students were trained for long term courses while the student footfall for Fort short term was 20,000.
He said the NIELIT center recently developed software for the Indra Gandhi Old Age Pension Scheme to benefit over 30,000 beneficiaries in issuance of hassle-free pension adding that many such projects have already been executed.
The Kashmir University VC offered them to go for an MOU to upgrade IT infrastructure in Leh and Kargil and assured of all possible for support in the endeavor.
Managing Director SIDCO Kifayat Hussain Rizvi, Additional Director NIELIT, Susheel K Gabgotra, Joint Director Technical Education Mohammad Shafi and others were present in the meeting.

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