National Remote Sensing Centre(NRSC) launches NHP-Bhuvan Portal

Source: PIB

What is the News?

The Government of India has launched the NHP –Bhuvan portal of the National Remote Sensing Centre(NRSC).

About NHP –Bhuvan Portal:
  • The National Hydrology Project or NHP-Bhuvan Portal is a repository of information on the initiatives undertaken by NRSC under NHP (National Hydrology Project).
  • The portal also has a facility to download the reports and knowledge products being developed by NRSC.

About National Hydrology Project(NHP):

  • National Hydrology Project (NHP) is a Central Sector scheme. It was launched by the Department of Water Resources, River Development, and Ganga Rejuvenation, Ministry of Jal Shakti with the financial aid of the World Bank.
  • Objective: To improve the extent and accessibility of water resources information and strengthen institutional capacity to enable improved water resources planning and management across India.
  • Components: The project comprises four broad components:
    • Improving In Situ Monitoring System (IMS)
    • Improving Spatial Information System (SIS)
    • Promoting Water Resources Operation and Management Applications(WROMA)
    • Strengthening Water Resources Institutions and Capacity Building.
  • Implementing Agency: National Remote Sensing Centre (NRSC)
About National Remote Sensing Centre(NRSC):
  • NRSC is one of the primary centers of the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), Department of Space (DOS).
  • Mandate: NRSC has the mandate for:
    • establishment of ground stations for receiving satellite data,
    • generation of data products
    • development of techniques for remote sensing applications, including disaster management support.
    • Geospatial services for good governance and
    • capacity building for professionals, faculty, and students.
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