The northeast requires quality technological support and intervention to tackle them, says Modi.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has advised the Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati (IIT-G) to set up a centre for studying disasters towards better management and risk reduction.
Disasters, natural and man-made, have been a bane for the northeast comprising eight States.
Connecting digitally to speak at the 22nd convocation of the institute on Tuesday, the Prime Minister said the northeast requires quality technological support and intervention to tackle frequent disasters.
“Despite possibilities, the region is forced to grapple with floods, earthquakes, landslips and industrial disasters. The energy and efforts get wasted in combating the problems. A high degree of technological support is required to effectively tackle them,” he said.
Mr. Modi hoped the IIT-G could provide…