Local levels mull disaster management preparedness

Published On: March 12, 2018 01:17 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

CHITWAN, March 12: The disaster management committee in the district has begun discussion with local levels on disaster management preparedness. 

Chief District Officer and disaster management committee coordinator Narayan Prasad Bhatta informed that the district suffers from floods and landslides. So, discussion has been initiated for the preparedness, he added. 

According to him, the discussion was held with the representatives of political parties, entrepreneurs and chiefs of the local levels, so that cluster on disaster preparedness could be formed and activities conducted to reduce the risks. 

The district has been divided in three clusters- eastern Chitwan, Bharatpur and western Chitwan. The human resources could be mobilized in the certain areas as per the need to minimize damages. 

Chief of Rapti municipality said many people are killed in floods in the district every year. So, everyone's attention was drawn how the loss of lives and damages of properties could be minimized, added the Chief. 

Similarly, senior agriculture development officer Sudhir Shrestha informed the meeting about the scheme that grants are provided to the earthquake and flood affected farmers in the district. 

Similarly, Chief of District Traffic Office, Santosh Pant, presented a proposal for the arrangement of necessary things in view of the road accidents occurring in different places along the Narayangadh-Muglin roadway.(RSS)

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