ITANAGAR: Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu on Saturday reviewed the activities of State Disaster Management Authority (SDMA) and the status on upcoming State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) headquarters at Hollongi, near here, besides five regional response centres being set up across the State.
Chairing a meeting of SDMA here to review disaster preparedness level and on strengthening the fight against COVID-19 in the State, Khandu urged the officials for widespread public awareness and education for preventing loss of lives and property from natural disasters.
He also called for strengthening of the 'Aapda Mitra' scheme to impart skill training on disaster preparedness to community volunteers, an official comminique informed here.
The Chief Minister also reviewed the activities of NDRF in the State and thanked Union Minister Kiren Rijiju for his contribution for a permanent battalion headquarters of the force in the State.
Home Minister Bamang Felix, Tourism Minister Nakap Nalo, Chief Secretary Naresh Kumar, Commissioner (Home) Kaling Tayeng, Commissioner (Planning & Investment) Prashant Lokhande, Secretary (Disaster Management) Dani Salu were also present in the meeting, the comminique added.
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