17th May 2018 11:05:PM State
Eastern Sentinel Arunachal News

PASIGHAT, May 17:Amidst the ongoing spell of pre-monsoon showers across the state, a district level pre-monsoon preparedness meeting was held today at the Siang Hall which was chaired by the Deputy Commissioner cum District Disaster Management Authority, Tamiyo Tatak.

The meeting was attended by SP Prashant Gautam, Maj. APS Kandari (Sigar Military Station) DDMO In-charge Dr. G. Jonkey, officers of the District Disaster Management Committee (DDMC) and representatives from Army and GREF. Various issues like preparation of department-wise monsoon preparedness plans, disaster relief measures, early warning systems, checking the readiness of equipment and communication systems, advance procurement of necessary relief materials, disaster response activities etc were thoroughly discussed in the meeting.

Tatak while urging the participants to take advance action in order to tackle the upcoming monsoon has directed all the line departments to further review and submit their disaster management plans as soon as possible. He emphasized the need for greater coordination and co-operation from various stakeholders and non-governmental agencies in order to tackle disasters collectively. He laid stress on timely issuance of notice to people living in vulnerable areas and maintaining stocks of lifesaving drugs and food grains.

The DC strongly instructed the officers to be available in their respective places of posting in a state of full alert to chase any disastrous situation and further instructed the various stakeholders and non-governmental agencies to ensure that fire distinguishers are installed in all government establishments and prominent places including schools. 

Vital suggestions and preventive measures for the upcoming monsoon were shared and deliberated upon by the SP East Siang. He highlighted on the crucial role of the police & fire control services. SP Gautam assured all possible help and assistance to DDMA.

Natural disasters are unpredictable and inevitable and therefore measures and good practices should be adopted in combating the disaster and future calamities, he opined.

Kenter Joya Riba

(Managing Editor)
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