Work in synergy, V-P tells INCOIS scientists

Vice-President M. Venkaiah Naidu on Friday called upon various scientific organisations in the country to work in synergy and not in silos for improving people’s lives.

Interacting with the scientists of Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services (INCOIS) and National Tsunami Warning Centre, he advised them to work closely with NDMA, coastal States and disaster management units to make the coastal communities Tsunami-ready. INCOIS advisory on Potential Fishing Zone (PFZ) to 5.79 lakh fishermen along the Indian coastline in their local languages has helped in reducing fishing time by 60-70%, while netting two to three times higher profit compared to their searches prior to receiving the advisories, he said.

Techniques and knowledge base developed here was not only helping in improving the quality of the life of fishing community, but resulting in huge national savings on diesel and valuable human effort.

At the National Tsunami Warning Centre, the Vice-President enquired about Tsunami alerts and the ongoing research on Tsunami detection. INCOIS Director Satheesh C. Shenoi gave an overview of the Tsunami Warning Centre’s activities.

Deputy Chief Minister Mohammad Mahmood Ali and others were present on the occasion.

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