Early warning system units will soon be set up in Kinnaur district to save lives from landslides. More units will also be set up in Kangra and Mandi. The state government has released Rs 50 lakh for this. It is planted in such a place where there is a high risk of landslides. Whenever there is movement in the ground at that place, the processing unit transmits the message. The alert unit lights up a red light and the hooter rings. An alert also comes to the team controlling it.
The Early Warning System has been prepared by the researchers of IIT Mandi. It has been established at 14 places in the state. Four units have been set up in Mandi on sensitive hills between Katindi to Kammad, two units from Kamand to Salgi, one at Kotropi and one at Gumma. There are two units in Ranital of Kangra, four in Kinnaur. Plans are being made to set up more units in Kangra and Mandi.
A team of five
Early Warning System, in 2018 a team of five people has prepared. These include Associate Professor Dr. Varun Dutt, Assistant Professor Dr. KV Uday, Director Praveen, Ankush Pathania and Business Manager Chandan Vaidya. Manager Chandan Vaidya said that the unit built by the team of IIT Mandi has got a lot of success.