DDC Budgam reviews District Disaster preparedness

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BUDGAM, AUGUST 27: District Development Commissioner Budgam Dr Syed Sehrish Asgar today directed that sector wise disaster management plans for better and prompt response towards different natural and manmade disasters be made.
These remarks were made by the DDC while chairing a meeting of District Disaster Management and Preparedness at New Conference Hall Budgam. The meeting was attended by ADC Budgam Khursheed Ahmad Shah, SDM Chadoora, Beerwah, Khansahab, SE Hydrolics, CMO Budgam, all Tehsildars, all EOs of Municipal Committees and other concerned.
Emphasizing on the fool proof readiness, the DDC directed all the concerned departments to submit list of their available resources and demands and pendency’s in respect of preparedness without further delay so that the objective to ensure prompt and effective response towards disaster is mitigated to prevent the loss of public life and property.
The DDC directed all the SDMs to conduct their zone wise mapping of the vulnerable/hazard areas so that timely measures are initiated proactively.
She directed that safety audit of all government buildings particularly schools and hospitals must be conducted on urgent basis. She also asked the concerned to ensure the identified relief and evacuation centers to be used as evacuation points in all vulnerable areas are safe and feasible.
The DDC also directed the concerned Tehsildars to identify the persons/volunteers who will be trained in swimming, diving and rowing so that during any emergency their services could be utilized in the affected areas.
The DDC urged the concerned to conduct mock drills in all schools of the district for mass awareness.