KOLKATA, Aug 2 - Internet of Things (IoT) based realtime landslide warning system has been installed in Sikkim, the first of its kind in the Himalayan region by Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham (AVV) University, a AVV director said here on Wednesday.
The system has been installed under the aegis of the Ministry of Earth Sciences at a cost of Rs 5 crore, director of the Centre of Wireless Networks and Application of the institute, Maneesha Sudheer said.
�The data has started flowing in from the project site to the control room. There are 200 sensors that goes as deep as 13 metres underground and reading of the various data for analysis getting transmitted. It is almost three years since we started the journey,� she said.
To improve the systems reliability and enhance the early warning duration a three-level Landslide Early Warning Model has been developed, she said.
The project was given to AVV University after it sucessfully deployed and managed similar IoT based landslide warning system in the Western Ghats region of Munnar in Kerala since 2009 that continues to protect lives with sucessful warnings, Sudheer said. � PTI