Home Minister Reviewed Flood Preparedness Meeting: Reviewing the preparations for disaster rescue before the monsoon, Home Minister Amit Shah, while holding an important meeting in the Ministry of Home Affairs, directed the officials that the Damini app related to weather forecasting. Make (Damini APP) available in all local languages of the country. The Damini app also gives a warning of lightning 3 hours in advance, which can cause loss of life and property. That is why they have prepared 267 teams of NDRF to deal with the possible disaster.
The Union Home Minister today held a review meeting in the Ministry of Home Affairs regarding the preparedness for disaster rescue before the monsoon. In this meeting, apart from Union Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat, top officials of the Ministry of Earth and Sciences, NDRF, ISRO and other agencies were present.
Efforts were also made to improve coordination
In this important meeting, there should be better coordination between the state and central agencies and at the time of disaster, the rescue teams can reach the spot in time so that the damage is minimized, etc. The Union Home Minister advised specialized institutions like the Indian Meteorological Department and the Central Water Commission to continue to enhance their technologies for more accurate weather and flood forecasting.
He also directed for timely broadcast of warnings about lightning to the public through SMS TV, FM Radio and other mediums. In the meeting, Amit Shah asked the NDRF and SDRF to make arrangements to convey the warning of lightning to the district collectors and panchayats so that there is minimum loss of life and property.
Home Minister also talked about promoting the app
The Home Minister also asked to spread maximum publicity of this app which gives information about weather forecast. Along with this, instructions were given to make the mobile app related to Damini weather forecast available in all other languages of the country. This app gives a lightning warning three hours in advance which can help in minimizing the loss of life and property.
During the meeting, the Union Home Minister was informed that following the directions given by him during the flood review meeting held on June 15, 2021, various departments have started monitoring the water level and flood situation in the rivers and submit their reports regularly. But sending it to the Ministry of Home Affairs.
How many teams have been provided to the states
During the meeting, various departments presented the details of their work to the Union Home Minister. During this it was told that 267 teams of NDRF have been prepared to deal with any disaster. Till now 67 NDRF teams were demanded by various states which have been provided to them.
Out of this, 14 teams have been deployed. During the meeting, Amit Shah directed the Ministry of Jal Shakti and the CWC to further strengthen the institutional arrangements at the state level and dam level under the provisions of the Flood Protection Act, 2021 to further reduce the water and floods and to reduce the loss of life and property. Instructions were also given to take advance action on time.
Which are the flood prone states in India
A large area in India is flood prone, with the Ganges and the Brahmaputra being the main flood basins. Assam, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal are the most flood prone states. The decisions taken in the meeting will prove to be very helpful in alleviating and reducing the sufferings of those lakhs of people of the country. Those who have to face the wrath of floods on their crops, property, livelihood and priceless lives.