24x7 Control Room
The Ministry of Home Affairs(MHA) is the nodal Ministry for
disaster response management in case of natural and man-made
Integrated Operation Centre (IOC) has been set up in the Ministry of Home Affairs to handle disaster situations on a 24x7 basis. IOC is responsible for initiating incident alert messages using telephone, SMS, e-fax and e-mail messaging services to apprise senior level officers in the Government when a disaster is likely to occur or is imminent or when it has actually taken place.
To issue alerts related to the Floods, Central Water Commission has SOP (Standard Operating Procedure) which works on a 24x7 basis to issue alerts and electronic messaging in the event of a flood disaster situation.
The level forecasts and inflow forecasts are sent to CWC(HQ) which issues level forecasts for 145 sites and inflow forecasts of 28 dam barrage sites located on main rivers.
The Krishna & Godavari Basin Stations for which SOP is adopted are:
Krishna Basin Stations
Godavari Basin Stations
Telemetry Works of KGBO
Memorandum for Expenditure Finance Committee (EFC) on
Establishment and Modernisation of Flood Forecasting Network
in India including inflow forecast for X plan (2002-2007) was
approved by MoWR. This scheme includes upgradation of data
collection network by using hydro-metrological sensors and
transmission of real time data using Satellite Telemetry to
the existing Digital Direct Readout Ground Station at Burla
and Jaipur. From DDRGS the data will be transmitted to various
modelling centres located in six river basins through VSAT
All the 104 Telemetry Stations under Krishna & Godavari Basin have been installed.
The telemetry stations transmit hourly water level and rainfall data every fifteen minutes. Real time data from telemetry is also additionally being used for flood forecasting purpose. Three modelling centres, one at Kurnool and two at Hyderabad are also functioning in Krishna & Godavari Basin Organisation.
The work of establishing Telemetry System at 168 Stations in six river basins has been awarded to M/s Sutron Corporation, USA on 06/12/2005 for Rs 20,95,86,961 including annual maintenance charge of Rs 3,77,59,424 for 4 years after warranty period of two years. However, payment for the entire system is being done from Upper Godavari Division.
A Committee has been constituted for implementation of the Telemetry System. The Chief Engineer, KGBO, CWC, Hyderabad is the Chairman, the Superintending Engineer, Godavari Circle is the Member Secretary and the Director, FFM, CWC, New Delhi is the Member of the Implementation Committee.
Last Updated 04.01.2013