DC Soreng convenes Monsoon Preparedness Meeting

Soreng, May 6 (IPR): A meeting to discuss and review the district’s preparedness for the prevailing monsoon was held at the conference hall, Rurban Complex, RDD Office, today.
Organized by the District Disaster Management Authority (DDMA), the meeting was chaired by Ms Yishey D Yongda, DC Soreng cum Chairperson (DDMA). Also present were Mr. CB Kami, Zilla Upadhakshya (Soreng district), Mr Dhiraj Subedi ADC Soreng, Mr AK Tamang, Commandant 2nd IRBn (Pipalay), Mr Gaayas Pega ADC/ Development, Mr DR Bista SDM (HQ) along with Panchayats, HODs and Officers of line department, Police Officers along with representatives from NTPC, NHPC, DANs Energy, NGOs and other Associations, SSB Officials and AAPDA Mitras.
The DC underlined the objective of the meeting and reviewed the preparedness of all line-department. She stressed upon the need for coordination between the stakeholders in order to avert any unfavourable circumstances at any given time. She gave out directives to the Health Department with regard to awareness against water-borne diseases such dengue, typhoid especially at the lower belt and its precautionary measures, stocking up of required medicines against seasonal flu and snakebite wounds. She instructed the PHE Department to ensure thorough inspection of water reservoirs against contamination.
Further, she urged to continue the annual cleanliness drive of water reservoirs and tanks throughout the district. She also focused on the need to address mental health issues and to encourage people to seek professional assistance. She highlighted on the capacity building of the newly-recruited employees under Land Revenue and Disaster Management Department as additional manpower for disaster response team. The Department of Roads & Bridges were instructed for maintenance of roads and identification of other alternative routes for easy and accessible commute of supplies and emergency personnel. Transport Department were asked to regulate the traffic and the movement of vehicles especially during emergencies. Likewise, she directed against illegal dumping of muds that can pose as a threat of mud-sliding in rather vulnerable areas.
During the meeting, the DC also addressed on the alarming issue of declining fertility-rate in the district and the necessity to generate awareness on the issue. Likewise, the DC was appraised about various concerns and issues related to monsoon. Additionally besides the meeting agenda, the DC also informed the House on the PM Gatishakti programme and asked HoDs and officers present to familiarise themselves on the portal, which aims to develop a multi-modal network with comprehensive support for planning, financing, innovation, and technology.
At the outset, Ms Rajni Pega DPO gave the welcome address.
The meeting concluded with the vote of thanks delivered by Mr Dhiraj Subedi ADC Soreng.

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