Mangan, 07 July: (IPR) The district-level meeting on Monsoon preparedness-cum-coordination was held here at the conference hall of Election Office, DAC, Mangan, North Sikkim under the Chairmanship of the District Collector, North Shri Tenzing T. Kaleon today.
The objective of the meeting was to get prepared for the natural calamities that may happen because of the Monsoon and take preventive measures in the event of any eventuality thereby averting the loss of lives and properties from the fury of natural calamities
The meeting attended amongst others by the S.P./North Smt Ongmu Bhutia, ADCs, SDMs, BDOs, All Heads of Line department and representatives from Teesta urja-V, Teesta Urja, GREF and ITBP.
In the meeting, DC/North gave a briefing on Monsoon Preparedness with reference to previous experiences and how other line departments responded to the situations. He said, with the onset of Monsoon, roads connecting inter-districts, towns and villages in all the four blocks of the district have been getting affected by a flash flood, landslides, mudslides, subsidence, etc. However, he directed all concerned department to stay high alert to combat any unforeseen natural calamities.
Further, he also advised the line Department for advance placement of machinery and equipment so as to take preventive measures quickly without wasting time. He also asserted that coordination between District Administration, PWD, GREF, Private companies and DDMA is important in order to address the issues occurring due to natural calamities.
During the meeting SP/North talking on the role and responsibilities of all concerned department to join hands to face off any untoward incident that may occur during monsoon. She also directed to the construction agencies of the district to instruct their labourers to wear mask those who are engaged in road construction activities during such a COVID-19 pandemic.
Furthermore, the meeting also deliberated on preparedness for provision of relief supplies, emergency medical services, communication, clearance of water channels, clearing of blockages from drainage system at length so that appropriate preventive action could be taken.