176 flood forecasting stations set up in country
By Abha Manakatala - Thu Aug 13, 9:37 am
The Government has set up 176 flood forecasting stations across the country to make predictions during every monsoon whenever the water level exceeds limits, Union Water Resources Minister Uma Bharti said today.
Reportedly she told Lok Sabha that Central Water Commission under her Ministry carries out the activity of flood forecasting in the country on major rivers and their tributaries.
“The Ministry has set up 176 flood forecasting stations in the country where flood forecasts are issued in every monsoon whenever water level or the inflow in a rivers exceeds the predefined criteria,” she said during question hour.