Admin ready to tackle disaster like situation

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Nashik : Rapid communication will require to give response during rescue work in flood like situation. Army and NDRF squads should take necessary action immediately, instructed district administration. NDRF squad is always ready to provide help during natural calamities and administration should fix places of rehabilitation centre during rescue work, officials instructed.

A meeting was conducted in the district collectorate regarding measures to be taken in case of flood like situation in the district. Weather department predicted a good rainfall this time. On the backdrop of this, the meeting was conducted with NDRF officials. Resident and Deputy District Collector Ramdas Khedkar, chief fire brigade officer Anil Mahajan, DCP Madhuri Kangne, army major Rajesh Samebal, NDRF’s Akhirta Jena and Sachin Nalawade were present for the meeting.

Discussions were held over coordination among army, NDRF and district administration during rescue and help work in flood like situation. Discussions were also held over necessary planning for immediate response to disaster like situation. Information about lacunas which were remained while handling flood condition last year was taken from NDRF officials.

District administration informed army officials about geographical condition in the district, villages to be affected by flood like condition and possible disaster like situation during monsoon. 80 army jawans are ready for help and rescue work during disaster like situation, army officials informed. After getting instructions from NDRF, a squad of trained jawans will immediately be sent from Pune, it was informed.

The Nashik Municipal Corporation should fix places for help and rehabilitation centres during disaster like situation. Action to evacuate residents from dangerous spots immediately in case of flood like situation in cooperation with police, it was instructed.

The NMC has kept boat and rescue van ready, Mahajan informed. Information about available equipments in every tehsil office was given to the army officials. Last week, 92 mm rainfall was recorded in Nashik. The normal routine was disrupted due to this rainfall and business had suffered losses after rainwater was accumulated in low-lying areas. Discussions were held over measures to be taken if such situation emerges again.

Meanwhile, disaster management plans of total 1931 villages in Nashik district have been prepared. Possible danger and history of disasters are mentioned in them. Information about necessary equipments, response, population of the village, school, college, anganwadi, social community hall, mangal karyalaya, veterinary hospitals, health officer, private hospitals, charity organisations, swimmers, phone number in the villages, medical shops, fair price shops and vehicles in the villages are also given in them.

A disaster management control cell has been established at the district collectorate. This cell has been operationalised 24/7 from June 1. The toll free number of the cell is 1077. The taluka control cell has also been operationalised at tehsil offices.

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