DC Anantnag reviews disaster preparedness in district

Anantnag, May 8: District Development Commissioner (DDC) Anantnag Khalid Jahangir today reviewed disaster preparedness in a meeting here at DC Office Anantnag.
The DDC directed formulating a department wise Disaster Management Plans and asked for feedback and suggestions about the already prepared District Disaster Management Plan. He also reviewed the Disaster Management preparedness with regard to Shri Amarnath Ji Yatra 2019.
It was given out that rescue teams of SDRF, Police, Home guards and local volunteers should remain available en-route to the Holy Cave. The DDC also directed for establishing a Special Emergency Operations Centre at Pahalgam during the Yatra period.
The DDC instructed officials to undertake mock drills in educational and other institutions and involve all concerned departments including village and ward level committees. He stressed for community participation and greater involvement of local volunteers in handling the disasters. He further directed for fitting District Emergency Operations Centre, Sarnal with state of art equipment to ensure its 24*7 functioning including V-SAT communication and generator.
The DDC also directed for preparing updated resource inventory, full proof communication plan, disaster maps mentioning vulnerable areas, flood prone and low-lying areas, vital installation, rivers, Nallas and relief centres.
The meeting was attended by ADC Anantnag, Joint Director Planning, SE PWD, SE ME&RE, CEO PDA, all SDMs, CMO Anantnag and other district officers.