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Telangana signs MoU with ISRO for water resources info system

Telangana signs MoU with ISRO for water resources info system


Telangana Irrigation Department has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Indian Space Research Organisation for setting up a Telangana Water Resources Information System (TWRIS) on the ‘Bhuvan’ web portal. The MoU  was inked in the presence of Irrigation Minister T Harish Rao and ISRO chairman A S Kiran Kumar at the Hyderabad-headquartered National Remote Sensing Centre of ISRO.

The main aim is to capture every field-level irrigation network including dams/barrages, anicuts, main and field channels, etc. and mark every irrigation structure on satellite visualisation tool Bhuvan (similar to Google Earth). Besides command area of each main canal, minor and field channel (pipe) with survey numbers, among others, would be captured on Bhuvan. The project, likely to be completed in one year and will cover all major, medium and minor irrigation projects. Field engineers would be trained to capture all the required information and upload it on the platform.

So let's discuss some questions related to this post:
1. Name the organisation with which Telangana government has signed an MoU for water resources info system?
2. Who is the Chairman of ISRO?

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