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India's First Automatic Early Warning Dissemination System to come up in Odisha

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India's first automatic Early Warning Dissemination System (EWDS) will be commissioned by March 2018 in Odisha. The project aims to establish fool-proof communication system to address existing gaps in disseminating disaster warning up to community level.
 
Key Facts
The EWDS is a first-of-its-kind automatic public address system in the country. The project is being implemented under National Cyclone Mitigation Project with World Banks help. It will provide Odhisas entire population residing on 480 km length coastline a pre-warning siren in event of occurrence of natural disasters like tsunami or cyclone. 
 
It will help to warn vast population of state residing along its coast from State headquarters through loud sirens from towers installed at 122 locations in six coastal districts in event of occurrence of natural disasters like a tsunami or cyclone. The districts are Balasore, Bhadrak, Kendrapara, Jagatsinghpur, Puri and Ganjam.
 


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