Enhance disaster management training, complete preparations for monsoon: CM
The opinion of experts should be sought to make the disaster management training being provided to citizens more effective. Chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat said this while chairing a meeting of the Uttarakhand State Disaster Management Authority (USDMA) on Saturday.
Rawat said that the teachers who have been trained should be made to train school teachers. The communication network should be strengthened further for disaster management.
The CM said that all preparations should be competed for the monsoon season. Places vulnerable to disasters should be identified and effort should be made to minimise the response time after disaster. Additionally, public awareness on Covid-19 and protection from it should be raised through various media.
USDMA officials informed in the meeting that Doppler radars are in the process of being installed at Mukteshwar and Surkanda to enable accurate meteorological information. A total of 12,321 Yuvak Mangal Dal and 10,908 youths were trained in disaster management this year. A total of 184 satellite phones have been provided at the Tehsil level to strengthen communication network. From 2012 till the present,699 families of 27 village vulnerable to disaster have been rehabilitated. Further, seismic early warning equipment including 84 in Garhwal and 100 in Kumaon have also been installed. Along the Ganga river from Koteshwar to Rishikesh, flood warning system has been installed at eight sensitive locations. Personnel at the state and district level have been trained in the incident response system. Under the State disaster relief fund, a total of Rs 98 crore has been provided to all the districts, Rs 20 crore to medical education directorate, Rs 30 to Public Works Department, Rs 20 crore to Peyjal Nigam and Rs 16 crore to medical health and family welfare department so far, informed the officials.
Chief secretary Utpal Kumar Singh, director general of police Anil Raturi, secretary Shailesh Bagauli, SDRF IG Sanjay Gunjyal, USDMA ACEO Ridhim Agarwal and disaster management director Piyoosh Rautela among others were also present in the meeting.
Sunday, 07 June 2020 | PNS | Dehradun
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