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Odisha Govt Develops Real Time Flood Forecasting Model

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today said that the BJD government has developed a Real Time Flood Forecasting Model for the entire Mahanadi river basin for controlling flood in a much better way in the State.Patnaik said the forecasting model is supported by the State Climate Change Innovation programme.

Odisha is vulnerable to multiple types of disasters due to its topography, river networks and sub-tropical littoral location, he said, adding that the state is also prone to heavy floods, tropical cyclones, forced rainfall and storm surges.

Saying that the state has 11 river basins and the Mahanadi basin is the largest inter-state river basin, the Chief Minister said this is one of the most important water sources for a major part of Odisha’s population

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