Bhubaneswar, Sept 3 (LocalWire): The Odisha State Disaster Management Authority has bagged the IT Excellence Award, 2019.
Express Computer IT Excellence Awards are given to organisations/government departments that demonstrate innovative use of IT technology for the benefit of the public.
This includes deploying a completely new solution or an innovative use of an existing technology to gain a competitive edge, improve operations, become more responsive to the government officials and general public.
SATARK (System for Assessing, Tracking and Alerting Disaster Risk Information based on Dynamic Risk Knowledge) has been chosen for the most prestigious award.
The application, both in web and mobiles, was developed to provide real time watch, alert and warning for different hazards like heat wave, lightning, drought, flood monitoring, ocean state information and tsunami risk, earthquake monitoring, cyclone/storm surge, road accident and snakebite monitoring.
It uses different levels of warnings and issues corresponding advisories based on the event and is available both in Odia and English.
Express India has invited Bishnupada Sethi, IAS, commissioner-cum-secretary (DM) and managing director, OSDMA, to receive the award at Bombay Exhibition Centre, Mumbai, on 18 September.