Aizawl, Oct 19: Hailed to be a boon for the Development Departments in the State, Watershed Atlas of Mizoram, developed by Mizoram Remote Sensing Application Centre (MIRSAC) under Directorate of Science & Technology using Remote Sensing and Geographic Information System (RS&GIS) technology, was released today by State Chief Secretary and MIRSAC Governing Body Chairman Lalmalsawma at C.S.Conference Room here.
Now that the importance and advantage of river system known more and more, this Watershed Atlas would greatly help the various Development Departments in the State, Chief Secretary said, releasing the Watershed Atlas.
While expressing thankfulness, State Chief Secretary and MIRSAC Governing Body Chairman Lalmalsawma said that the potential of the rivers in Mizoram is yet to be fully tapped. State Planning buy gabapentin australia Department Secretary Dr C.Vanlalramsanga, who chaired the releasing function, also expressed thankfulness over the release of the only one and the first Watershed Atlas in Mizoram.
A systematic data base and reliable data is now required for planning for development, he said appreciating the Watershed Atlas of Mizoram.
This would be of great help for the Development Departments in the State, he added.
The Department officers who were present on the occasion also said that Watershed Atlas is a treasure worth material for Mizoram and that it would immensely help them in their works.
Each of the Department representatives was given a copy of the Atlas on the occasion.
There are 43 Watersheds, 472 Sub-Watersheds, 939 Mini-Watersheds and 3021 Micro Watersheds in Mizoram.