Timely dissemination of warning of upcoming disaster enables the targeted population to save their lives and properties and thus plays a vital role in disaster management. In a disaster situation, communication often becomes the first casualty which affects the post disaster interventions.
Keeping these in view, apart from the traditional means of communication, measures have been taken to place failsafe communication systems to be available during and after a disaster.
A Dedicated Civil VHF Network has been set up in the State with 403 base stations covering all District and Block Headquarters, some tahasils, GPs, ODRAF units, and other locations. Besides, 46 mobile stations have been installed in the vehicles of the Collectors and other officers at the State level. 140 VHF handsets (Walkie-Talkie) have also been provided to the State & District Emergency Operation Centres, ODRAF units Repeater stations are being installed to establish connectivity between locations interspersed by geographical barriers like hills.