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  India   All India  18 May 2017  Centre, state governments plan for monsoons

Centre, state governments plan for monsoons

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Published : May 18, 2017, 12:57 am IST
Updated : May 18, 2017, 12:57 am IST

During the discussions, it was noted that concerted efforts of all concerned have helped in minimising the loss of precious human lives.

Union Home Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi (Photo: PTI)
 Union Home Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi (Photo: PTI)

New Delhi: Senior officials of the Central and state governments on Wednesday discussed issues related to monsoon preparedness, including disaster management plans, and emphasised on greater co-ordination among various agencies.

Early warning systems, flood relief measures, checking the readiness of equipment and communication systems, advance procurement of necessary relief material, community-based disaster management, co-ordinated approach for disaster response at the district levels were highlighted at the meeting, an official statement said.

State relief commissioners and secretaries of disaster management department of the states and Union territories were present at the meeting chaired by Union home secretary Rajiv Mehrishi.

During the discussions, it was noted that concerted efforts of all concerned have helped in minimising the loss of precious human lives. The need for co-ordination among all the central and state government agencies was re-emphasised by the officials, the statement said. The conference was convened primarily to review the status of preparedness for dealing with any natural disaster that may occur due to the south-west monsoon this year. Representatives of 28 states, two Union territories, national disaster response force (NDRF), central ministries, central armed police forces (CAPFs), India meteorological department (IMD) and central water commission (CWC) were present. Officials of DRDO, GSI, ISRO and other scientific organisations, along with representatives of armed forces also participated in the conference.

Tags: rajiv mehrishi, monsoon, disaster management
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