Siang meets on disaster preparedness

Siang meets on disaster preparedness

PANGIN, May 31: A meeting on disaster preparedness during monsoon for Siang district was successfully conducted at DC’s conference hall here today under the chairmanship of Deputy Commissioner Rahul Singh and attended by SP Siang Irak Bagra, DDMO in-charge Pebika Lego, all ADCs and other admin officers from the district, HoDs and representatives from all departments in the district.

The main objective of the meeting was to chalk out a comprehensive plan on disaster preparedness during monsoon season for the district.

In his address, the DC emphasized on proper planning and adoption of apt precautionary measures including conducting awareness generation, capacity building and sensitization programmes to minimize losses and risk in the district during the rainy season.

Stating that disaster can strike anyone and everyone without any warning, he sought all out cooperation and coordination from all departments and stakeholders in tackling all the challenges together as a team.

A number of directions were given and duties and responsibilities assigned to all departments. Each department was directed to prepare a contingency plan and standard operating procedures, provide all necessary assistance in terms of men, material, information etc promptly to Disaster Management department, to proactively take up all directions and to ensure availability of uninterrupted essential services to the public even during emergency situation.

Clear cut directions were given and responsibilities affixed for specific departments like Education, Health, Police, Food & Civil Supplies, Planning, Agriculture, Horticulture, Forest and Veterinary besides all works depts.

All departments were also directed that henceforth all DPRs submitted by concerned departments including plans and proposals put up in SIDF meetings should mandatorily have a disaster management plan and resources should be earmarked for disaster preparedness activities.

Further, all departments were directed to designate a nodal officer for disaster management who would then be given training on the subject matter and given the responsibility of imparting further training in their respective jurisdiction, field or departments.

A threadbare discussion with active participation from all members was held on various issues including practical problems being faced by departments on field and valuable suggestions including different strategies and viable solutions for tackling the problems and issues were suggested. (DIPRO)

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