LG Manoj Sinha has recently given his nod for the Jammu and Kashmir administration to join hands with the foreign agency to know the impact-based flood forecasting observations and get the information for the future.
According to the officials, the mechanism will predict impacts to people, their houses, crops, livestock, and transport routes, thereby mitigating many of the challenges, people face during flood events, especially in Kashmir valley.
In Jammu and Kashmir, there has been no effective impact-based flood forecasting mechanism in place as such, this foreign collaboration will help to predict fluvial flood risks, in terms of expected loss to life, injuries to people, building collapse, infrastructure disruption, and economic damage.
Officials preview to the collaboration with the UK based company told media that the framework will be capable of being linked to any existing or future flood flow forecasting system. The J&K government will not have to bear any expenses on the project.
It is very important for Kashmir valley as this part of the union the territory is quite prone to floods and the glacier melts in the upper reaches is the real matter of concern not only for the government but also for people living here.