MHA Signs MoU with ISRO to set up an Integrated Control Room for Emergency Response


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

The MoU was signed by Joint Secretary (Disaster Management) Sanjeev Kumar Jindal on behalf of MHA and Dr PVN Rao, Deputy Director, NRSC, ISRO.

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 proposed Control Room is expected to be established in next one-and-a-half year.

The ICR-ER would cater to the requirement of Disaster Management as well as Internal Security. It will address the requirement of receipt of information on near real-time basis, strategic level monitoring, situation awareness, command and control, preparedness and response in the diverse internal security situation and disaster related emergencies.

Resultantly, the Emergency Response Control Room will increase the operational effectiveness and will be helpful in rendering timely response / assistance during various emergency situations.