CM told DCs to prepare for flood situations
Bengaluru. Chief Minister B.S.Yediyurappa held a video conference with deputy commissioners of 20 districts regarding the precautions to be taken during floods.
In the meeting Chief Minister has instructed that a state-level meeting to review the seasonal situation under the chairmanship of ACS, (Disaster management) and Development Commissioner is held every 15 days.
Nearly 1710 villages have been identified as flood-prone. Gram Panchayath level disaster management action plan has been developed and training is imparted regarding its implementation, CM instructed all DCs.
Interstate coordination has been established to facilitate information exchange regarding the flow of water to reservoirs required to manage flood situations and task force, operational teams, and WhatsApp groups have been created to manage flood situations.
Four NDRF teams are deployed for rescue operations to Raichur, Kodagu, Belagavi, and Dakshina Kannada districts, and SDRF teams consisting of more than 200 personnel are strengthened with the necessary equipment for the rescue operations. The state has established flood management action plan 2021 has been prepared.
CM further instructed that to identify the flood-prone villages at the district level and make necessary arrangements to tackle the situation. People and livestock should be protected on priority. precautions should also be taken about covid 19 simultaneously.
He directed the DCs to set up helplines, telephones, and other communication tools that should be kept in order, and in case of emergencies, necessary materials can be purchased as per requirement.
Many residents of villages that were shifted due to floods are hesitant to return to the shifted villages. Necessary action should be taken to provide proper Infrastructure to such villages by taking those people to confidence, CM suggested.
Further, he directed that suitable measures should be taken to set up relief centers with necessary infrastructure and to provide medical facilities to the people rescued from floods. Assistance can be sought from regional organizations, volunteers and local resources can also be used for flood management.