By our Staff Reporter
GUWAHATI, April 24: To take stock of flood preparedness and to design implementation of mitigation measures, the Assam State Disaster Magement Authority (ASDMA) organized a workshop in the city today.
Assam Chief Secretary VK Pippersenia, who was present on the occasion, said that ASDMA is fully equipped in so far as disaster preparedness is concerned. He viewed that such workshop, which was restricted to the executive level, will be beneficial to the ground level where the field officers are associated.
ASDMA’s State Project Coorditor RP Baruah said that recently the ASDMA came up with standard operatiol procedure in districts for disaster planning and risk reduction.
Over 150 field officers of ASDMA from different districts presented their ideas on village plan and village land use plan. Revenue and DM Principal Secretary PK Tiwari asked the field officers to come up with scientific concepts which would be helpful in conservation of wetlands in villages. He said that the field officers have to sensitize the villagers about the need of wetlands and methods of conservation, such as securing the embankment around the wetlands, not letting water outlet from the land to reach the wetland, planting trees around wetland and remaining concerned about the health of aquatic animals in the wetland.
The field officers also presented their ideas on activities on the day of disaster like generating awareness and rehabilitation.
The workshop also tried to come up with sustaible development planning and also for emergency response during any disaster. It laid stress on in-depth alysis on strategy and approach of the ward level and GP level emergency magement exercise.
Over 200 participants, including the district project officers of district disaster magement authorities of districts, were also present.