THERE IS a genuine need for putting effective disaster management mechanisms at place at various levels. Institutions like DMI should take up the role of consultants to various development agencies, said Subroto Banerjee.
The additional chief secretary was speaking at the five-day national level training programme on incident command system (ICS) that commenced at the Disaster Management Institute on Tuesday.
The programme will continue till September 30. Subroto Banerjee inaugurated the programme. DMI executive director Deepti Gaur Mukerjee detailed about the various initiatives in disaster management undertaken by the institute both in the areas of natural, man-made and chemical disaster.
Some of the general problems that are encountered during the various disasters are lack of coordination, resource maximisation, delay in need assessment, lack of community involvement, proper communication, unified command,
accountability, professionalism etc. DMI director Col AKS Parmar said that the adaptation of ICS in India is an answer to all these problems.
Fifteen IAS, IPS and IFS officers from the states of Bihar, Chhattisgarh, UP, J&K, Haryana and MP are participating in the training programme which is being coordinated by DMI deputy director V J George.