Survey to reduce the rate of threat from natural and man-made calamities
A team from NASA will be examining and conducting a survey about the critical infrastructure in Vadodara. The team met Mayor and other top officials of the corporation and discuss the points of survey conducting by the team for the first time to reduce the rate of threat from natural and man-made calamities.
Under the Smart City project, Vadodara was included in the South Asian Association for Registration Cooperation (SAARC) countries. The city is selected by the NASA for Open Critical Infrastructure Exposure for Disaster Forecasting Mitigation and Response. Under this programme a survey will be conducted by the teams from NASA, Columbia Uni. New York, CIESIN and HOT about the calamities and recent Critical Infrastructure and prepare a database.
With the help of this database the agencies will access the possible threat and search for the steps to bring down the possible threats and make policies. It also help various agencies related to water and electricity to repair and regain the services in the time of such calamities.
During the presentation in the kickoff meeting a discussion was done about flood situation, Vishwamitri project and others. The meeting was attended by Mayor Dr. Jigishaben Sheth, Municipal Commissioner Nalin Upadhyay, Deputy Mayor Jivraj Chauhan, standing committee chairman Satish Patel and representatives of MSU, GUVNL and MGVCL.