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Cachar admin reviews department’s activities for preparedness to combat flood situation.

Janasanyog, SILCHAR, May 10:In a bid to check the flood situation during monsoon season in the district , cachar district administration in association with District disaster management authority held a review meeting on preparedness to combat the flood situation in the district. Therefore, the preparatory meeting was held with the initiative of the district administration and district disaster management authorities at the conference Hall of D.C’s office here On Wednesday. The meeting was presided over by the Chief executive officer of DDMA, Cachar Yubaraj Borthakur in presence of other officials of line departments. CEO Borthakur reviewed the district level disaster preparedness plan for 2023-24, block level flood preparedness, reports and discussed at length about the departmental preparation of flood preparedness etc. with officials of various departments concerned.

In the meeting, Yuvaraj Borthakur said that depending on the experience of the past flood situation each department should prepare for this flood and also directed to take department wise plan. Borthakur also stated that said that in those schools (relief camps) where relief camps well be set up, training should be arranged for the teachers, health workers, Besides, Borthakur suggested that all the arrangements like toilets/sanitation, drinking water, electricity etc. should be made properly in these relief camps. He said that in addition, arrangements should be made to keep relief materials and cattle feed etc. in two or three strategic locations of the revenue circles so that the people sheltered in the relief camp do not face any problem. He also instructed every department under the district to be alert in this regard.

CEO ,DDMA , Borthakur also emphasized on the progress of flood protection works in the district , he also asked to ensure proper functioning of the sluice gates etc within the District.
Borthakur also urged the Department of Food and Civil Supplies to ensure the availability of food items so that there are no complications in the supply of food items during calamity and price hike matters etc. Earlier,Nodal officer & engineering consultant, Assam state disaster management authority (ASDMA),Rajesh Dutta presented preparedness guidelines through PPT and took review on each point from DDMA and other line departments. The meeting was also attended by Additional deputy commissioner & SDO Civil Sub-division Lakhipur, Sudip Nath , DPO ,DDMA Shamim Ahamed Laskar ,various Circle Officers, Field Officers and other departmental officials.

Later on the day, nodal officer, Rajesh Dutta ASDMA visited Bethukandi, Sunjurai, Borjurai and inspected the flood protection works along with water resources department officials and later visited the GK Dyke flood protection works under Katigorah revenue Circle. Nodal officer Rajesh Dutta along with Sayed Shahid Rahman, State Project Officer Urban Development also visited the identified model relief camp in Siddeshwar higher secondary school and interacted with principal of the school regarding preparation of the camp etc.
Nodal officer ASDMA also interacted with Circle quick response team of Katigorah revenue circle and advised necessary steps on operational preparedness for flood in Cachar District.

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