JAMMU, JUNE 13-District Development Commissioner, Jammu Kumar Rajeev Ranjan today convened a meeting of officers to review anti-flood measures in the district here today.
Sub-District Magistrates Akhnoor, North, South, R S Pura, SE Irrigation and Flood Control, Tensildars, Executive Engineers, I&FC, PDD, BSNL, R&B, RDD besides officers of police, sdrf, and army were present in the meeting.
Preparedness cum rescue plan was discussed in the meeting wherein DDC called for coordination between the departments and other agencies to safeguard the precious lives in case of any eventuality during coming rainy season. The meeting discussed in detail the precautionary measures to be taken in the flood prone areas along River Chenab, Tawi and flood channels
It was decided that a control room will be set up from July 1, 2017 at Akhnoor along with a parallel Sub-Control Room at the Office of Executive Engineer Flood Control, Division to monitor the situation and for timely coordinated action.
To ensure timely communication of the instructions and advisories police department was asked to keep ready wireless sets in flood prone areas.
The DDC directed for identification of educational institutions and Panchayat Ghars to accommodate evacuated people if required.
The officers of Army, CRPF and Civil Defence were directed to keep their men and machinery ready including tents, sand bags, lantern, Petromax, dozer, ropes and life jackets besides stretchers, emergency lights, Shovels and Blankets whereas department of mechanical irrigation construction division Jammu will provide dewatering pumps for identified low lying areas in the town.
The DDC directed municipalities and R&B department were directed to ensure clearance of all drains well in advance in the bazaars to avoid any water blockage during monsoon.
DDC also directed Assistant Director CAPD to stock adequate ration in stores to meet requirements in case of any emergency. The provision of buffer stock at hilly and disaster prone areas should also be ensured in time.