NESAC organized a two days online training course on ‘Application of Geographic Information System in Disaster Risk Management’ sponsored by National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India through online mode on August 18th – 19th, 2020 . The program was inaugurated by Shri PLN Raju, Director, NESAC. Shri Brijendra Mishra, Advisor, NDMA addressed the participants during the inaugural program. A total of 60 officers from various and state and central government organizations have been nominated and participated in the training program.
The training course was planned and conducted under the overall guidance of Shri PLN Raju, Director, NESAC. Dr. K K Sarma, Sci/Engr. ‘SG’ was the Course Coordinator and Dr. Arjun B M, Sci/Engr. ‘SD’ and Dr. Gopal Sharma. Sci/Engr. ‘SD’ was the Course Officers for the two-day training program. The course was conducted through the E-Learning platform of IIRS, Dehradun and also through the GoToMeeting platform. The course focused on how Remote Sensing and GIS can be efficiently used for effective management and monitoring of various disasters. Shri B Chandrasheker, Chief General Manager, BSNL, NE-1 Circle graced the concluding session as the Chief Guest and highlighted the role of BSNL during disaster situations.