Hailakandi Deputy Commissioner Keerthi Jalli reviews Flood Preparedness
Hailakandi: Deputy Commissioner Keerthi Jalli reviewed arrangements for dealing with floods in the district. Chairing a meeting of all departments at her office conference room here on Monday, Jalli underscored the need for a viable mechanism to complete all flood-control arrangements.
The Deputy Commissioner said the district administration and all the concerned departments must remain in a state of preparedness to tackle any exigency during flood. Jalli also directed the officials to make all possible arrangements in flood-prone areas to minimise damage in the possibility of flooding.
“Adequate arrangements must be made to meet any situation in the wake of flood. All the departments must prepare contingency plan so that they are equipped to tackle any situation,” she added.
The Deputy Commissioner asked the PWD to keep the state and rural roads in good shape for reaching out to the affected people in the wake of flood.
Jalli asked the officials of Water Resources and Rural Development departments to work on a war footing to plug the breaches and to strengthen the embankments within March. Officials of Water Resources department informed that breach closing work have been completed, barring Mohonpur. In this context, the Deputy Commissioner directed the Water Resources department to come up with a comprehensive action plan to tackle flood situation and to ‘ensure there is no breach in any embankment’.
The Deputy Commissioner also directed the Food and Civil Supplies department to initiate necessary action in carrying out a proper assessment and to stock essential commodities required during flood situation.
Jalli instructed the CDPOs and APDCL to report any damage to anganwadi centre and transmission lines, including towers and pillars to the respective Circle Officers. “Any loss of lives and damages to property must be reported to the respective Circle Officers under whose jurisdiction the areas fall for onward transmission to the DDMA and ASDMA,” she added.