Challenges of disaster management discussed

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
  • Updated: Jan 14, 2015 23:41 IST

A seminar on 'Challenges of emerging threats and structures for disaster management' was held at the CII office on Wednesday.

On the occasion, UT administrator Shivraj V Patil said organisations at the national, state and district levels were expected to make policies, plans and projects to manage the natural and manmade disasters caused on land, oceans and skies.
He said the organisation at the national level was headed by the Prime Minister, and had a vice-chairman, who was expected to look after its activities in a regular manner, with the help of other members.

Patil said the organisation at the state level was to be headed by the chief minister and needed a vice-chairman, besides other members. While the organisation at the district level was headed by the collector and president of zila parishad.

Patil said local-level organisations were expected to help the affected people in time to overcome difficulties caused by disasters. He added in absence of good policies, plans and projects and experts, the disaster might not be managed in the required manner.

He said at the state and district level, the organisations should be established, meet and function regularly and should have members which meet their requirements. These organisations should have experts, selected by the governments in a very careful manner.

Prominent among others who spoke in the seminar were Punjab technical education minister Madan Mohan Mittal and PTU vice-chancellor Rajneesh Arora.

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