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CM stresses on full-fledged preparations to take on disaster
Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat said his Government is leaving nothing to chance as to taking on any natural calamity that might befall the State. Drone-mounted cameras would be installed at the tehsil level to monitor disaster, he added. Besides, special focus would be trained on maintaining communication even after a disaster strikes, he added while addressing a review meeting of disaster management at the state secretariat on Tuesday.
The CM said special focus should be laid on the reducing response time and disaster management-related training of the officers and the employees should be ensured. He directed that the required equipment should be purchased while assuring that there would be no shortage of funds for this purpose.
The CM made it clear that the administration must be prepared to tackle any kind of situation and for it all necessary arrangements should be ensured in advance. He said that arrangements should be made to reach the place of incident as soon as possible and to provide relief to the disaster -affected people.
The CM asked the district magistrates who were connected by video conferencing to ensure that arrangements for food, drinking water, kerosene, medicines and other essential commodities are made at the identified shelters. He directed that all flood posts should be made operational by June 15. Highlighting the need of coordination with army and para -military forces, Rawat said that the army has assured its full support in case of disaster. He mentioned that he had held discussions with the army chief in this regard.
The meeting was attended among others by Additional Chief Secretary (ACS) Ranvir Singh, Chief Forest Conservator Jayraj, Secretary Amit Singh Negi and Additional Secretary Savin Bansal.
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