Flood preparedness meeting held

From our Correspondent

KOKRAJHAR, Feb 25: A flood preparedness meeting under the president ship of Kokrajhar Deputy Commissioner Bibekanda Choudhury was held at the DC’s conference hall here on Friday. Various subjects like vulnerability assessment, stocking of food grains and other essential commodities, medicines, safe drinking water, maintence of power damage assessment, keeping available equipment for rescue operation during flood were discussed as part of preparedness in the meeting.

 Citing numerous problems that appear during flood, the DC called upon officers to always be ready for any eventuality. He asked all the Circle Officers and district heads of the departments to submit their flood preparedness plans, quick response teams and relief committees before March 31 to the DDMA. He also highlighted department-wise responsibilities like Water Resources department to complete all protection works, all Circle Officers to prepare list of boat owners, Health department to keep ready adequate number of life-saving drugs and to form medical teams, veteriry department to ensure sufficient stock of fodder, medicines and water for animals, PWD to inspect and identify vulnerable roads, bridges, culverts, buildings and repair them before the onset of monsoon, FCS and CA department to keep sufficient stock of food grains in the FCI.

 In the meeting, he also requested the Kokrajhar Municipality Board chairman Bishnu rzary to take action for cleaning of drains to make the town area free from water logging during the rainy season. ADC and in-charge Gossaigaon SDO Civil, Wilbarn Daimary, Parbatjhara SDO Civil  Satish Thakuria, Kokrajhar CO Ansula Basumatary, ACs Bharat Konwar, Manika Terongpi, KMB chairman Bishnu rzary and district heads of departments concerned were also present in the meeting.