7.90 CRORE ALLOCATED TO J&K CIVIL DEFENCE FOR NEXT 3 YEARS SO FAR:DG
Director General Civil Defence, Fire services and Home Guards Rajeev Ranjan Verma during his tour of flood hit State of J&K took a meeting with Chief warden Civil Defence Reasi District Rakesh Wazir and got the details of the losses, particularly of the areas of Dera Baba Banda, panjar, Saddal and other such areas where the casualties were maximum and whole Villages have been slided resulting into losses of human lives as well as losses of animals, houses and other properties.
Mr. Rajeev Ranjan Verma while briefing in the meeting said that there are 7365 Civil defence Volunteers in the State and there is requirement of 33366 Volunteers and that would be increased in near future involving Volunteers of each and every nook and corner of the state. He further said that in 2012-2017 Plan Rs. 8.17 crore have been earmarked for J&K under Civil Defence and out of which merely 27 lakh have been released to pilot districts of Jammu and Udhampur and remaining 7.90 crore will be released in next three years and said that 13 Districts which have been identified as prone to disaster are Anantnag, Badgam, Baramula, Doda, Jammu, Kargil, Kupwara, Leh, Poonch, Rajouri, Pulwama, Srinagar, Udhampur and require special emphases with regard to disasters and said that every effort would be made to deal with any calamity at any point of time and special trainings , equipments and infrastructure would be provided for that to Civil Defence personnels.
Mr. Wazir briefed Mr.Verma in detail and said that situation in those areas where rain havoc took place was worse and still needs lot of work on re-habilitation. He further said that Reasi District was part of Udhampur District some time back which now is bifurcated and is independent district and most of the losses took place in and around this district of Jammu region but still is not there in the list of disaster prone districts in the list of department and it needs to be included into that.
Mr. Verma listened Mr.Wazir patiently and assured every help in the field of Civil Defence.