Flood Atlas by Odisha

  • Flood Atlas by Odisha government will be based on  satellite imagery.

  • The Atlas will alert authorities and it will help in-
      • flood control measures,
      • Relief and rescue operations
      • Medical aid and facilities after flood
      • Control development facilities in flood plain
  • This system will take flood data of 2001 to 2018.
  • Flood Atlas data will be provided by National Remote Sensing Centre (NRSC) of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), Hyderabad.
  • catching area of  Mahanadi, Brahmani, Baitarani, Subarnarekha and Rushikulya comes under flood every year.
  • As per NRSC analysis about 8.96% (13.96 lakh hectares) of land in Odisha was affected by floods during 2001-2018