CM Dhami reviews situation with higher officials related to disaster management

Dehradun: Chief Minister (CM) Pushkar Singh Dhami on Saturday took stock of the situation arising out of the disaster in the Disaster Management Control Room in the Secretariat after on-site inspection of various disaster-prone areas of Raipur and Thano areas of Dehradun. The Chief Minister reviewed the situation with the Secretary Disaster Management as well as other high officials related to the disaster.

He spoke to the district magistrates of Pauri, Tehri and Almora districts on telephone and got information about the damage caused in the districts due to excessive rain. The Chief Minister directed the officials to trace the missing people, rescue those trapped on the roads, besides providing food grains, drinking water and medical facilities to the affected.

On the instructions of the Chief Minister, Wadia Institute and Hesco along with their team also inspected the disaster prone areas. The team will also give its suggestions to the Chief Minister every year in relation to preventing the damage caused by the disaster.

The Chief Minister directed that the supply of essential commodities like food grains, medicines, fuel etc. should be checked once again. Continuous coordination should be maintained with the mobile operator companies so that there is no problem in the communication network. The Chief Minister asked to make such a system that the information disseminated from the state headquarters reaches the marginal areas without any delay.

All the departmental secretaries and heads of departments should regularly monitor their respective departments from the point of view of disaster. In the event of a disaster, the buildings and places identified for the living of the affected should be re-examined from the point of view of safety.

He directed the officers that the roads which have been blocked, alternate routes should be arranged for the movement of the people. In these areas where the supply of drinking water and electricity has been disrupted, proper arrangements should be made for electricity and drinking water in those areas. The Chief Minister directed the officers that alternative arrangements should be made at the earliest to make the traffic smooth. For this, attention should also be paid to channelization of rivers and rainy drains.

The Chief Minister said that the administration and SDRF teams are making continuous relief and rescue operations as well as other arrangements in the disaster-affected areas. The state government is also in touch with the army. If there is a need for helicopters, then help will also be taken from the army. State helicopters have also been put on alert mode for disaster-affected areas.

The Chief Minister said that those injured in the disaster have been admitted to Max Hospital. He himself went to Max Hospital to know the condition of the injured and wished them speedy recovery. He told that so far four people have died in this disaster.

13 people have been injured and 12 people are missing. 5 gaushalas have been damaged and 78 animals have been damaged. It was told that adequate number of SDRF and NDRF teams are deployed. Real time monitoring is being done. JCBs etc. have been installed at various places to open the roads immediately after landslides.

On this occasion, Secretary Disaster Management Ranjit Sinha, Additional Secretary Riddhim Agarwal and other officers were present.

After this, the Chief Minister also made a site inspection of the Tapkeshwar temple area affected by excessive rain and took stock of the situation. He directed the officers to focus on the action plan to reduce the damage caused by the disaster in future. The Chief Minister also prayed for the prosperity of the state by offering prayers at the Tapkeshwar temple.

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