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JK ill-prepared for disasters, Guv shocked
9/4/2018 11:10:49 PM

Early Times Report
Jammu, Sept 4: One could easily draw the conclusion over how incapacitated the previous coalition in the state was by the fact that after all the disasters that shook the state, it was finally the Governor administration that has to steer the ship to the shore.
On Tuesday, the reports came to fore that the Divisional Commissioner Kashmir released Rs 2.50 crore to purchase Water-Master Cruise boat for Irrigation and Flood Control Department.
During the meeting, officers discussed the preparedness to deal with possible adverse weather eventualities. Officials said the field staff need to be proactive in identifying the vulnerable areas for natural disasters and appropriate measures be taken to avoid any damage at the time of disaster.
The Divisional Commissioner called all officers for close coordination between various departments to deal with any calamity effectively at the time of emergency so that fool proof mechanism will be made and better service delivery to the people could be ensured.
However what has raised the eyebrows of many is the fact that the previous government that used to beat the trumpet of securing the people’s lives from the disasters in the state has been silent in making suitable and much needed measures for their protection.
It was finally the governor administration that has to take the measures and release funds to make the state and its people prepared if any nature’s fury occurs in the state any time. “The fact is that the previous dispensation was sleeping over making enough arrangements and taking enough measures to equip the state in the real sense. What it was doing was to hike salaries of its legislators and make enough luxury available for the ministers who were in the coalition government,” said an official, adding that the disasters that made immense looses to the both private as well as to the public sector are accusing quite frequently in the state but the government was least moved and preferring not to work on ground at all.
It is now the Governor who has issued strict direction that disaster preparedness plan has to be made functional. On Tuesday, for effective flood mitigation plan, directions were issued to Deputy Commissioner Srinagar to conduct disaster management mock drills especially related to floods, across all tehsils in the district.
The government was informed that the Department of Metrology has introduced Doppler weather prediction technology which will help to forecast the weather 15 days in advance.
Directions were given to concerned officers to prepare an inventory of resources, including men, low lying areas, Satellite Phones, availability of Geo quality of sandbags, JCBs, Ambulances, De-watering pumps, evacuation plan, storage of food items, List of Nodal Officers, water tankers, water supply schemes, NGOs working for disaster management, database of volunteers machinery & boats available from every department in the Srinagar district with location of control room, identify locations for helipads, where helicopters can land in case of any eventuality and procurement of necessary items like bailey bridges within a week and send the complete information to Divisional Commissioner office positively for further course of necessary action.
UEED engineers were directed to expedite the de-slitting work in chocked drains across the district. He also directed them to identify more volunteers for disaster management training in the capital district.

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