NESAC participates in Brahmaputra Aamantran Abhiyaan Program

The Brahmaputra Aamantran Abhiyaan programme sponsored by Ministry of Jal Shakti, Govt. of India is being organized by Brahmaputra Board. The theme of the Brahmaputra Aanabtran Abhiyaan is “Live with the River”. Brahmaputra one of the mighty rivers in the world and has enormous water resources potential. But due to excessive pressure on its catchment areas coupled with the effect of climate changes, the river is causing problems like floods and bank erosion. The abhiyaan aimed at understanding different aspects of the river Brahmaputra and creation of awareness among people to live with river with sustainable development. A team of NESAC staff led by Shri PLN Raju, Director,NESAC participated in the Abhiyaan and acquired UAV images for selected locations to understand river configurations and the status of embankments. NESAC scientists also made presentations on flood early warning system developed for different rivers and tributaries in Assam.