A Flood Scene

Noida-based Agri-tech firm, Leads Connect Services has efficiently bagged the celebrated undertaking from Irrigation & Waterways Department, West Bengal for the evaluation and demarcation of flood-prone areas of the state of West Bengal utilizing temporal satellite tv for pc imageries to develop year-wise flood inundation maps from historic obtainable information and pictures.

In addition, the target of the undertaking can also be to find out district-wise flood-prone space maps comparable to totally different flood return durations.  The undertaking might be performed in 23 districts of the state – Howrah, Nadia, North 24 Parganas, South 24 Praganas, and so on. for a length of 6 months, ranging from April 2022.

On bagging the brand new undertaking, Navneet Ravikar, Chairman & Managing Director, Leads Connect Services stated, “the organization is excited and fully prepared to deliver the project for Assessment & Demarcation of Flood Prone Areas of the state of West Bengal. The state is the lowermost riparian State of the Ganga-Brahmaputra basins has both Inter-State catchment areas (of 57,624 sq. Kms.) & International catchment areas (of 34,252 sq. Kms.), thus has no control over the influx from the upper catchment areas. The outfall tidal conditions often make the situation worse and riverbank erosion, coastal erosion, waterlogging, tidal inundation, cyclones/depressions are common phenomena of the State.”

“As the monsoon rainfall normally starts from June and ends in October, the districts in the southern parts of the State experience heavy precipitation, particularly in the months of September and October. Consequently, upon the development of low pressure/depressions in the Bay of Bengal during this period, major floods have been noticed to have occurred during this crucial period in 1978, 1984, 1991, 2000, etc. Through this assessment project, we intend to make indicative flood-prone area maps so that the situation in future doesn’t get worse and proactive measures can be taken”.

He additional stated that “the company is not only focussed on Agritech but has been deeply involved in rigorous research and development activities on climate change and disaster management. He emphasized the need for full-fledged and core research and development activities on various aspects of the earth system spanning from agriculture, climate change, hazard analytics to disaster management. Such a comprehensive assessment of the earth system may be helpful in understanding the impact of one component on another. This understanding may help in developing sustainable frameworks for the future.”

Prior to bagging this undertaking, the group has labored with nodal businesses akin to Mahalanobis National Crop Forecast Centre (MNCFC), Agriculture Insurance Company (AIC), and NABARD Consultancy Services (NABCONS) for research-based initiatives associated to yield estimation, crop slicing experiments (CCE) and mapping agricultural infrastructures respectively.

Currently, Leads Connect is engaged in delivering initiatives in additional than 100 districts of India and has a Pan-India presence backed by a complete presence of a discipline group and a well-equipped analysis lab. The analysis lab of the corporate includes interdisciplinary ability units, and experience spanning from Agriculture, Remote Sensing–GIS, Numerical Modelling, Data Analytics, and Artificial Intelligence.



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