UP team to acquire disaster mgmt expertise in Gujarat

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UP team to acquire disaster mgmt expertise in Gujarat

Monday, 12 February 2024 | PNS | Lucknow

Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath’s steadfast commitment to the safety and well-being of the residents of Uttar Pradesh has been evident through swift and effective measures taken during natural calamities such as floods, droughts, earthquakes and cyclones.

In line with this dedication, a specialised team from the Relief department has embarked on a two-day training programme in Gujarat to enhance their disaster management skills.

Under the guidance of experts from the esteemed Gujarat Institute of Disaster Management, the team will undergo rigorous sessions on February 12 and 13, focusing on proactive disaster preparedness and effective crisis management strategies.

Additional Chief Secretary (Revenue) Sudhir Garg highlighted Chief Minister Yogi’s unwavering emphasis on minimising casualties during disasters.

He added: “The chief minister has instructed department officials to conduct various learning and training initiatives. Recently, a training camp was convened on February 6 and 7 at the Indian Institute of Management-Lucknow, where 25 additional district magistrates received comprehensive training on climate change, sensitivity and disaster management from experts representing institutions like IIM-Lucknow.”

In continuation of these efforts, a four-member team from the Relief department has been dispatched to the Gujarat Institute of Disaster Management for specialised training on February 11. By actively participating in the two-day training camp, scheduled for February 12 and 13, the team aims to significantly contribute to minimising loss of life during calamitous events, including floods and other emergencies in Uttar Pradesh.

Noteworthy directives from Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath have led to the establishment of three new State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) units in Uttar Pradesh. Furthermore, 11 types of disasters have been officially recognised as state-level calamities, encompassing incidents such as boat accidents, snakebites, sewer cleaning mishaps, gas leaks and human-wildlife conflicts.

To proactively address disaster prevention and promote public awareness, relief chaupals are being organised at the village level, reflecting the government’s proactive approach towards ensuring the safety and security of its citizens.

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