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Early landslide warning system: Research initiated, says minister Awangbow

Minister Awangbow Newmai said the House that Geological Survey of India (GSI) has initiated the Research and Development Activities and the ground work for developing regional Landslide Early Warning System.

ByIFP Bureau

Updated 28 Jul 2022, 6:23 am

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Manipur Relief and Disaster Management Minister Awangbow Newmai informed the House that Geological Survey of India (GSI) has initiated the Research and Development Activities and the ground work for developing regional Landslide Early Warning System (LEWS) including the North Eastern Region.

The minister was replying to queries raised by opposition MLA MLA Surjakumar Okram during the question hour. The minister further said that the evaluation and calibration of the models is still continuing and will be made operational after successful ground evaluation with effect from 2025.

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Regarding the recent massive landslide in Marangching, Noney District, Awangbow further informed the House that as many as 58 persons were killed as on July 23 and three others remained missing and 18 were injured.

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First published:28 Jul 2022, 6:23 am

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