Himachal Pradesh CM reviews stages of disaster management: The Tribune India


Tribune press service

Shimla, July 6

Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur today reviewed the preparedness to deal with various emergencies resulting from heavy rains in the state with DCs and SPs via video conference from Shimla.

He ordered officers to take the surefire arrangements for disaster management after heavy rains and said sufficient numbers of people and machinery should be deployed to vulnerable areas.

The Chief Minister has ordered measures to be taken for safety at campsites on the banks of rivers. He said strict action would be taken against the officers for their laxity in disaster management.

An ITBP man recovers a car which was washed away in the Beas in Kullu on Wednesday. PTI

He also asked them to ensure the availability of the rapid response team. He said emergency operation centers should be functional 24 hours a day at district and sub-divisional levels and roads affected due to landslides or heavy rains should be repaired immediately.

The CM ordered them to encourage tourists to take precautions when visiting disaster-prone areas.

Thakur told the deputy commissioners to complete all preparations in time for the apple season. Measures must be taken to maintain the flow of traffic so that arborists do not experience any inconvenience.

The Chief Minister also reviewed the Covid situation in the state.

A man stands on a blocked road following a landslide due to heavy rains near Malana in the district. PTI

ENSURE AVAILABILITY OF QUICK RESPONSE TEAM, SAYS OFFICIALS

  • The CM instructed the officials to ensure the availability of the rapid reaction team.
  • He said emergency operations centers should be functional 24 hours a day.
  • Roads affected by landslides or heavy rain should be repaired immediately.
  • Strict action would be taken against officers for laxity in disaster management

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