Technology giant Google will make public emergency crisis for floods available in India as part its endeavours to make basic information more available around natural disastrous.
Google all set to offer flood alerts in India
“Users in India can now find ‘food alerts’ alongside ‘river level’ information for more than 170 areas in which the Central Water Commission (CWC) has dynamic perception stations,” Google said in an announcement today.
These alerts are accessible on web search, Google Now Cards on the Google application, maps and Google Public Alerts web page, it included. These can be availible on desktop and mobile. The alarms will be made and shared utilizing information gave by the CWC, Google said.
“Timely information is the first step in disaster preparedness and has the potential to save thousands of lives lost to natural disasters each year,” Google Product Manager Payal Patel said. By making basic information all the more regularly available to people, Flood Alerts will enable citizens across the country to make quicker and more informed decisions, she added.
Among all the natural disastrous that happen in India,floods are most common. Perpetual surges amid the rainstorm season on a normal influence more than 30 million Indians every year. According to the Central Water Commission (CWC), on an average 7.21 million hectares (roughly 72,000 sq km) go under floodwater annually.
This water typically ravages 3.78 million hectares of agricultural land, damaging crops worth Rs.1,118 crore annually, the statement said Apart from this, 1.25 lakh houses are annually damaged by torrential rains.