From this year onwards, the Bihar government has decided to use mobile phones in monitoring of floods within the state. This is indicated by Chief Minister, Nitish Kumar during the launch of the Mobile Inspection System which is first of its kind in the state.
The aim of the system is to keep a constant vigil on the flood situation and provide instant help to the masses. This will be achieved by taking photographs of the affected sites with the help of mobiles which in turn will help in delivering instant relief to the affected areas. “The photographs depicting breaches in embankments which will be sent through Multimedia Messaging System (MMS) will be scanned and follow-up actions would be launched instantly. This will save time, lives and properties,” says the Chief Minister. He is positive about the success of this new system as he says: “We have gone down to the micro-level planning this time to fight floods and evacuate the masses from the affected areas on time”.