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Team of students from Varanasi develop a unique glacier flood sensor alarm to alert people

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A team of students from the Ashoka Institute of Technology and Management, Varanasi have developed a unique glacier flood alarm sensor system to alert people.

Anu Singh, one of the students who developed the alarm, told IANS: "A lot of people lost their lives in the Uttarakhand disaster. We have developed the sensor so that people can be alerted before such disasters. This alarm of the sensor will be placed near the dam or glacier and its receiver will be at the relief centre. The range of the alarm is 500 metre. We are working on increasing the range of the sensor."

She further adds: "It is a rechargeable sensor and on one-time charge, it works for six months. The total cost of developing one sensor alarm is Rs 7,000-Rs 8,000."

Shyam Chaurasia, in-charge of Ashoka Institute Research and Development Cell, said: "This sensor alarm will help in saving thousands of lives. This will alert in case of natural disasters like an avalanche, cloudburst, flood etc."

Senior Scientific Officer of the Regional Science and Technology Centre Mahadev Pandey said that a lot of lives are lost in natural disasters due to the lack of forecast. This can be prevented with the help of glacier sensor alarms. If it can give information in advance after increasing the range, it will prove to be a big boon for humanity.

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  • Publication date 26 Feb 2021

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