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News |  13 Dec 2013 10:53 |  By RnMTeam

DRM workshop held for disaster management in Gujarat

NEW DELHI: Around 20 officials representing Kerala, Goa, Maharashtra, Puducherry, Lakshdweep and Gujarat attended an educational workshop organised in Gandhinagar at Gujarat recently to get acquainted with the DRM’s emergency warning feature and its practical demonstration.

During the workshop DRM representatives introduced the DRM standard, the All India Radio digital roll-out plan, as well as DRM’s emergency warning feature.

The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) workshop participants were also given the opportunity to watch a practical, illustrative demonstration of the emergency warning feature. The NDMA first conducted their four day workshop with internal staff, before having the DRM Consortium team deliver a demonstration on the same.

At the end of the successful workshop, participants urged the NDMA to garner support for the practical use of the DRM emergency warning feature in their coastal areas.

The DRM Consortium holds a major responsibility in helping All India Radio (AIR) get digitised. Under the 11th Five Year Plan, 72 transmitters with high power should be digitised. This will help AIR to cover 70 per cent of the Indian population. Currently, most of the high power transmitters are being replaced. In 148 transmissions, there are three 1000 kw transmitters out of which two have been replaced and all 11 transmitters of 300 kw have been replaced. Out of 17 transmitters of 217 kw about 12 have been replaced while out of 26, 100 kw transmitters 18 have been replaced.