Ministry of Science & Technology, Earth Sciences and Environment, Forests & Climate Change has come up with an app Sagar Vani. Jointly developed by the Earth System Science Organisation (ESSO) and Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services (INCOIS) through Gaian Solutions Pvt. Ltd, Sagar Vani will serve the coastal community, especially the fishermen community with the advisories and alerts towards their livelihood as well as their safety at Sea. Presently, the advisories are being disseminated to the stakeholders from different service sections and through various stakeholders and partners, which might cause delay in dissemination of the services. Sagar Vani will effectively and timely disseminate the advisories, directly from the lab to the end user.
The Sagar Vani is a software platform where various dissemination modes will be integrated on a single central server. It includes multi-lingual SMS, voice call / audio advisory, mobile apps (user / admin modules), social media (facebook, twitter, etc.), email, GTS, fax, digital display boards, radio / television broadcast units, IVRS, cloud channels, etc. The system also has facility to provide access to various stakeholders (NGOs, State Fishery Departments, Disaster Management Authorities, etc.) so that they too will be able to further disseminate these ocean information and alerts to the user community.
This Sagar Vani system compares with the most advanced countries’ services in terms of speed of delivery, omni channel capabilities and diverseness of services. With this system, the services will be disseminated in local languages using advanced artificial intelligence and machine learning capabilities. For the first time in India, we are also using the power of television and cable network mediums for topical and alert dissemination services.