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Nabhmitra

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Source: TH

 Context: ISRO’s Space Applications Centre in Ahmedabad has developed a device called ‘Nabhmitra’, which has been successfully tested.

  • This device is aimed at enhancing the safety of fishermen. It operates through satellite-based communication and enables two-way messaging between boats at sea and authorities on land.
  • The system can convey weather alerts, cyclone warnings, and other information in the local language.
  • In cases of emergencies like boat accidents or fires, fishermen can activate the device to alert the control centre. The control centre receives the boat’s location and the crew onboard gets a response from the control centre.
  • Additionally, the device provides details about shipping routes, maritime boundaries, and fishing areas.