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India's early warning system world class, says Harsh Vardhan

By Ians English

Kolkata, May 1: In the wake of the Nepal earthquake, union Minister of Science and Technology and Earth Sciences Harsh Vardhan on Friday asserted that India's early warning systems are "world class".

He dismissed recent reports that alleged the country's monitoring and alert systems are not up to date.

No technology to predict quakes: Vardhan

"There is no technology to predict earthquakes. India's early warning system is world class. Even for many other countries around the ocean, we are the ones helping them," Vardhan told the media here.

He was visiting the Indian Association For the Cultivation of Science.

"So scientifically and technologically, we are comparable to the best in the world and may be better than many other countries across the ocean," he said.


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