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India's most flood-prone state aided by new satellite mapping

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by Manipadma Jena

Near-real-time system can help authorities respond more quickly to threats, assess damage and manage risks

BHUBANESWAR, India, Sept 29 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Every year India's northeastern state of Bihar is deluged by floods that submerge roads, destroy homes and wash away crops, leaving the disaster management authority struggling to monitor and assess the damage, and to distribute aid effectively.

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