Silchar, June 14: Officials of the District Disaster management authority under the initiative of District Administration Cachar held a meeting to review the flood situation in the district.
Presided over by J.R Lalsim, the Chief Executive Officer, District Disaster ManagementAuthority, Cachar, Nodal Officers from Assam State Disaster ManagementAuthority, (ASDMA) Guwahati Rajesh Dutta, Engineering Consultant (EG RiskManagement), ASDMA, Syed Sarik Rahman, PO(DM), Urban Development Department took part in the discussion. All CircleOfficers of the district; DPO, DDMA, Cachar; all Heads of LineDepartments, Inspector, NDRF and all Field Officers(Disaster Management) were also present in the meeting.
Following the directions given by Chief Minister Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma, a threadbare discussion was held with all Circle Officers and Heads of Line Departments on Flood Management and Relief Camp Management. The officials laid emphasis on setting up of relief camps if required concentrating on COVID protocols like space management i.e 7 sq.m for a person/family, setting up of a help desk, medical room,hand washing facility, separate washrooms for male and female, breastfeeding zone, etc.
It was suggested to check the temperature of the inmates and masks and sanitizers to be distributed to all inmates, sanitary napkins should be provided, child friendly spaces should be activated, etc. Cooked food to be distributed to the inmates on the first three days of the camp was also discussed. Moreover, the role of each and every line department was clearly briefed and directions were given to them to visit the designated relief camps of the district and inspect whether amenities related to their department are in place.
The CEO of DDMA Cachar J.R Lalsim informed that as a preparatory arrangement manyas 104 relief camps have been identified which would function as model relief camps in the district. She requested all the concerned Heads of Department toco-ordinate whole-heartedly during the ensuing flood seasons. Shamim Ahmed Laskar , Project Officer DDMA Cachar informed that a field visit was also undertaken at the pre-identified relief camps i.e Niranjan Paul Institute,Silchar; Satrakarakandi School, M. M Balika Vidyaniketan and Bam Vidyapith High School, in the district.
The Nodal Officers from ASDMA interacted with all the head teachers and Nodal Teachers (DisasterManagement) of these schools and shared a video regarding setting up of Model Relief Camps. Discussions were also held on the roles and responsibilities of the school authorities during relief camp management. At the Satkarakandi School, an interaction session was conducted with AAPDA Mitra and Protirodhi Bondhu Volunteers of Cachar. They were motivated about their participation during any sort of disaster and specifically during Relief Camp Management to help DDM, Cachar face any sort of emergency smoothly without facing any hurdle.
A release issued from the DDIPR Barak Valley region informed that status of all the ongoing schemes under Water Resource Department were discussed with theExecutive Engineer, Water Resource Department and subsequently a field visit was carried out at the ongoing scheme at Nagdirgramn in Sonai constituency. Instructions were given to complete the ongoing schemes at the earliest. Also, a visit has been planned to the Mahisha Beel, Silchar pertaining to discussions with regard to inundation in the urban areas and related aspects, the release said.