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DDC Budgam reviews District Disaster Management Plan Takes stock of post-snowfall restoration of essential services

District Development Commissioner Dr Syed SehrishAsgar today reviewed the District Disaster Management Preparedness and restoration of services post snowfall here at a meeting of concerned departments.

The meeting, among others, was attended by ADDC Budgam Khurshid Ahmad Sanai, ADC Budgam, Khurshid Ahmad Shah, IAS Probitioner Bilal Mohhi-U-Din Bhat, ACR Budgam, Zaffar Shawl, ACD Budgam, Waseem Raja, CPO Budgam, Abdul Rasheed, all SDMs, Tehsildars, EX Ens of various departments and Executive Officers of Municipal Committees.

Emphasizing on the foolproof readiness, the DDC directed the concerned departments to submit list of their available resources and demands and pendency in respect of preparedness so that the objective to ensure prompt and effective response towards disaster mitigation is achieved.

For release of payments made on the restoration works of various projects, schemes and government structures damaged due to various climatic disasters in recent past, the DDC instructed officers to submit their expenditure bills through proper SOPs.

She also directed concerned to submit their lists of procurement of necessary gadgets and safety equipments for the prompt response towards various manmade and natural disasters.

The meeting also discussed procurement of safety equipments including, rubber glows, long shoes, boats; wooden and motor boats, potable Gen sets, helmets, wood cutters, waterproof jackets, recovery van, dewatering pumps, blue lumps, lifesaving jackets raised by various departments during the meeting, required to face any eventuality.

The DDC also directed the concerned to conduct safety audits of building and government structure including hospitals and education institutions, mock drills and training for volunteers for better disaster management system under capacity building.

Meanwhile, the DDC also took stock of restoration of essential services including electricity and damaged water supply schemes and connectivity. She directed concerned for immediate restoration of all remaining damaged and defunct essential services in respect of Water Supply Schemes and electricity and road connectivity lines across the district.

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