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Prelims Syllabus : Integrated Control Room-ER Mains Syllabus :

Why in News?

  • The Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) and the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) on September 20, 2018 signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for setting up the state-of-the-art Integrated Control Room for Emergency Response (ICR-ER) in Ministry of Home Affairs.

Integrated Control Room for Emergency Response (ICR-ER):

  • ISRO will render its technical expertise for setting up of proposed ICR-ER whereas the project will be executed under overall supervision of MHA.
  • The ICR-ER will cater to the requirement of Disaster Management as well as Internal Security.
  •  ICR-ER will address the requirement of receipt of information on near real-time basis, strategic level monitoring, situation awareness, command and control.
  •  This will improve preparedness and response in the diverse internal security situation and disaster related emergencies.
  • Resultantly, it will increase the operational effectiveness and will be helpful in rendering timely response and assistance during various emergency situations.
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