Collector asks officials to remain alert to face disaster situation.

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Mr. Sanjay Daine addressing the meeting as Ms. Ayushi Singh, Rahul Meena and others are seated.

Gadchiroli May 18 (District Correspondent) The district has a large amount of water from rivers and dams. Whether there is rain or not, the discharge water from dams in other districts flows through the rivers and flood situation may arise in the district. The government officials should therefore remain alert for 24 hours to deal with any calamity during monsoon period, said District Collector Sanjay Daine while addressing a review meeting of disaster management system at Nijyojan Bhawan here on Thursday.

Zilla Parishad CEO Ayushi Singh. Assistant Collectors Rahul Meena, Aditya Jiwne, Ms. Mansi, Additional Collector Vijay Bhakre, RDC Sunil Suryavanshi, Additional CEO Rajendra Bhuyar, District Supply Officer Prakash Patil were prominently present.

Mr. Daine asked the officials to take preventive measures to deal with disaster situations and to implement them from now on. Special emphasis on avoiding the human errors should be taken, that lead to it. Previous flood conditions should be studied. He suggested to keep a list of JCB drivers in the area, Pokeland, deep water swimmers, lifeguard youths etc to deal with the emergency.

Measures like lifting of broken trees, removal of debris, repairing of small bridges on rivers in villages, cleaning the nullahs for smooth passage of water, keeping the roads at the pilgrimage sites etc should be taken, he further suggested.

The buildings certified as dangerous and those government buildings not in use should be demolished immediately. Anti-snake bite medication at Community Health Centres should be available. Village panchayats should clean the water sources and drains. Bleaching powder be put in hand pumps and wells. Sewage should not accumulate near drinking water, Daine instructed.

As many as 47 villages in the district are on the banks of the river, 112 villages are closed for two months and 67 villages for two weeks, it was informed. At least four months of ration and medicine in such villages should be made available immediately. Pregnant women with delivery date in the next four months should be admitted in nearby Govt Hospitals and accommodation and food should be arranged for them. The accompanying women and children should also be provided a place to stay in the vacant ward, said the Collector.

There should be no hoardings other than government hoardings. Illegal hoardings should be removed immediately, he asked. Disaster Management Consultant Krishna Reddy gave the information through a presentation. All Tehsildars, Block Development Officers, Irrigation Health, Police, Electricity Department and Disaster Management officers and employees were present.

 

 

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