The Uttarakhand government has come under scanner following a new CAG report that slams the state government for its lackadaisical approach towards implementation of important aspects of disaster prevention, mitigation and preparedness.
In its new report which was tabled in the state assembly, the CAG also said that the state disaster management authority formed in October 207 was virtually non-functional. The state government also failed to incorporate disaster prevention into the development process as envisaged in the disaster management act 2005, it said.
The report went on to add that in the absence of critical infrastructure such as trauma centres, the affected population could not be given immediate medical attention.
Assessment of structural and non-structural safety of school buildings and identification of necessary mitigative action was not included in the safety programme, leaving 39 per cent of school buildings unattended in the state, it said.