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‘Red Atlas Action Plan Map’ atlas and CFLOWS-Chennai

‘Red Atlas Action Plan Map’ atlas and CFLOWS-Chennai
•It is a first of its kind ready reckoner map, prepared by Union Ministry of Earth Sciences to aid state government of Tamil Nadu in effective flood mitigation in Chennai which witnessed the worst deluge in 2015.
•The atlas is aimed at flood mitigation, preparedness, operations and management aspects
•Launched by NIOT.
•It is India’s first integrated coastal flood warning system.
•It is an integrated GIS-based decision support system to provide forecast on potential inundation 10 days in advance
National Waterway -2
•It is a section of the Brahmaputra River having a length of 891 km between the Bangladesh border near Dhubri and Sadiya in Assam
•First ever movement of container cargo on Brahmaputra (National Waterway -2) begins.
India and Bangladesh using the Indo Bangladesh Protocol (IBP) routes
The traffic on NW-1 has grown from 5.48 million tonne in 2017-18 to 6.79 million tonne in 2018-19. Out of the total traffic of 6.79 million tonne on NW-1, approximately 3.15 million tonne is the EXIM trade between India and Bangladesh using the Indo Bangladesh Protocol (IBP) routes.
•The IBP route extends from Kolkata (India) on NW-1 to Silghat (Assam) on NW-2 (River Brahmaputra) and Karimganj (Assam) on NW-16 (River Barak)

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