MoU signed between I&CAD, Govt. of Telangana and NRSC, ISRO
A Memorandum of Understanding was signed in Hyderabad on 6th August, 2016 between the Irrigation and CAD (I&CAD) Department, Government of Telangana, Hyderabad and National Remote Sensing Centre (NRSC), ISRO to use geospatial technologies for effective management of Water Resources in the State. Towards this, an exclusive geoportal called “Telangana Water Resources Information System (TWRIS)” is being developed on Bhuvan geospatial platform of NRSC.
The first version of the geoportal was launched by Honourable Minister for Irrigation, Marketing & Legislative Affairs for Government of Telangana, Sri T. Harish Rao. Sri A.S. Kiran Kumar, Secretary, DoS & Chairman, ISRO and senior officials of ISRO and state irrigation department also graced the occasion. TWRIS will broadly address five important components of water resources management in the state, namely, Major & Medium Irrigation Systems; Minor Irrigation System; River Basins Information; Monitoring and Evaluation of Irrigation Systems; and Dashboard for Planners & Decision Makers.