Early Warning Dissemination System (EWDS) – UPSC GS3

  • Installed in Orissa
  • It will warn the vast population residing along its 480 km-long coast in the event of the occurrence of natural disasters like a tsunami or a cyclone.
  • The warning can be disseminated just by pressing a single button from a control room in the State capital in the event of the occurrence of natural disasters.
  • It would trigger loud sirens simultaneously from towers at 122 locations including tourist destinations, fish landing centres and coastal habitations situated across the state.
  • The sound emanating from the towers can be heard in localities up to a radius of 1.5 km.
  • Thus, Odisha become the first state to have developed an automatic public address system that can be activated across the state. 

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