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Telangana Govt and ISRO to set up Water Resources Information System
Telangana's irrigation minister, Harish Rao in press release said that the department would enter into an agreement with ISRO on August 6 to set up Telangana Water Resources Information System (TWRIS). For the first time in India, this system will keep an eye from the sky on State's water resources.

The minister along with his department senior Officials met ISRO's scientific advisor Dr PG Diwakar and other officials to discuss the project details and finalise the plans. Harish Rao stated that the system would enable effective analysis of water storage, availability, inflows and outflows, among other aspects of irrigation.

ISRO will update the system with new satellite imagery of all water bodies in the State every fortnight. Engineers of the irrigation department and other government officials can use the data provided by the images to plan effective water use. The data can also be used for monitoring the effectiveness of Mission Kakatiya programme. 

The minister also requested ISRO to train the irrigation department engineers in satellite data analysis.

This will help to get regular updated satellite imagery and the department can effectively monitor bunds, canals, dams and other infrastructure, also take immediate corrective steps and repairs as and when required.

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