Suraksha-Mitra project launched in Kerala

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Kerala State Transport Ministry has launched a vehicle monitoring system named 'Suraksha-Mitra Project'.

  • What is the Suraksha-mitra  Project?

  • Suraksha-Mitra Project is a vehicle monitoring system.

  • It sends distress messages in case of any mishap.

  • The system will send a distress message to the mobile phones of the owners in case of any untoward incident during the journey.

  • The Motor Vehicles Department has started this project under the Nirbhaya scheme.

  • How the system will work?

  • A Vehicle Location Tracking Device (VLTD) will be fitted with the vehicles.

  • If the vehicle is involved in an accident or if the driver over-speeds the vehicle, the owners will receive an SMS alert from VLTD.

  • Alerts will be sent instantly through SMS and E-mail to the relevant number and email ID provided by the owners during the installation of the device.

  • About Kerala State 

  • Kerala is located at the south-west end of India. Travancore-Cochin state was formed on July 1, 1949 by merging the princely states of Travancore and Cochin.

  • Under the States Reorganisation Act, 1956, the state of Kerala was formed on 1 November 1956 by joining Travancore-Cochin and Malabar.

  • Kerala was known as Aranyaka in ancient times.

  • It is the world's first Baby Friendly State recognized by UNICEF and World Health Organisation (WHO).

  • Kerala is also known as 'God's own home'.

  • Kerala accounts for 98% of the country's black pepper production. The rubber sector in Kerala is 83% of the country. There are plantations of tea, coffee, rubber, cardamom and spices here.

  • Lake - Vembanad, Ashtamudi

  • Festival - Onam is celebrated at the time of harvesting.

  • Folk Dance - Kathakali

  • Major tribes - Adyan, Irrawalan, Kamar, Kurman

  • Capital - Thiruvananthapuram

  • Sex Ratio -1084 (State with Highest Sex Ratio)

  • Literacy -93.91% (Most literate state)

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