KL NEWS NETWORK
The Srinagar centre of National Institute of Electronics and Information Technology (NIELIT, previously DOEACC) is all set to develop a hi-tech system to record water levels in Jhelum, a development that will replace decades of manual monitoring.
The Rangreth-based centre which is into specialized IT-training, Research and Development has approached the government with proposal for development of a “Smart River Monitoring using Wireless Sensor Networks.”
According to an official statement, this was disclosed by the NIELIT Director AH Moon at the 26th Meeting of the Executive Committee of NIELIT held at its centre at SIDCO Electronic Complex Rangreth.
The project, Moon said, aims at giving real-time updates on discharge of river and water levels through a computerized system. He said that the project, to cost Rs 60 lakh, has been submitted before the Irrigation and Flood Control Department for approval.
The Kashmir University Vice-Chancellor has congratulated the NIELIT people for taking Research and Development in the field of IT to new heights in the Valley.
NIELIT, a key consultant to the state government for IT related projects is also training IT professionals. Moon said last year 837 students were trained for long term courses while the student footfall for Fort short term was 20,000.
He said the NIELIT centre recently developed software for the Indira Gandhi Old Age Pension Scheme to benefit over 30,000 beneficiaries in issuance of hassle-free pension adding that many such projects have already been executed.
The Kashmir University VC offered them to go for an MOU to upgrade IT infrastructure in Leh and Kargil and assured of all possible for support in the endeavour, the statement added.