Manali: Union Raksha Mantri Rajnath Singh today laid foundation stone of Calibration Lab Building at Snow and Avalanche Study Establishment (SASE) under ‘Project Anshankan’ in district Kullu. Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur and Union Minister of State for Finance and Corporate Affairs Anurag Thakur also accompanied the Union Minister.The Calibration Lab would be constructed at a cost of Rs. 736.18 lakh which would go a long way in efficient and time bound calibration of variety of sensors to be deployed in Field Locations in snow bound regions.Earlier, the SASE authorities made a detailed presentation regarding their activities before the Union Minister, Chief Minister and other dignitaries.
SASE is working in avalanche forecasting, artificial triggering and structural control in snowbound mountainous areas. SASE also participated in the Indian Antarctic Programme with research activities on the areas of Antarctic snow cover/ ice sheet surface energy balance and melt estimation. Director General DRDO Praveen Kumar Mehta welcomed the Union Raksha Mantri Rajnath Singh, Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur, Union Minister of State for Finance and Corporate Affairs Anurag Thakur and other dignitaries present on the occasion. Director SASE Dr. Lokesh Kumar Sinha made a detailed presentation on various activities of SASE. MP Ramswroop Sharma was also present in the occasion.