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Meet over flood preparedness held at Kokrajhar

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KOKRAJHAR, Feb 26 - A meeting on flood preparedness was held under the presidentship of Kokrajhar Deputy Commissioner Bibekananda Choudhury at DC�s conference hall here recently.

Various issues like vulnerability assessment, stocking of foodgrains and other essential commodities, medicines, safe drinking water, maintenance of power damage assessment, keeping available equipment for rescue operations during flood were discussed as a part of preparedness in the meeting.

Citing numerous problems that appear during the flood, the DC called upon officers to always keep themselves ready for any eventuality. He asked all the circle officers and district heads of the departments to submit their flood preparedness plans, quick response teams and relief committees before March 31 to the DDMA.

He also highlighted department-wise responsibilities like Water Resources Department to complete all protection works, all circle officers to prepare list of boat owners; Health Department to keep ready adequate number of life-saving drugs and to form medical teams; Veterinary Department to ensure sufficient stock of fodder, medicines and water for animals; PWD to inspect and indentify vulnerable roads, bridges, culverts, buildings and repair them before the onset of monsoon; FCS and CA Department to keep sufficient stock of foodgrains in the FCI etc.

In the meeting, he also requested the Kokrajhar Municipality Board Chairman Bishnu Narzary to take action for cleaning of drains to make the town free from waterlogging during the rainy season. ADC and incharge Gossaigaon SDO (Civil) Wilbarn Daimary, Parbatjhara SDO (Civil) Satish Thakuria, Kokrajhar CO Ansula Basumatary, ACs Bharat Konwar and Manika Terongpi, KMB Chairman Bishnu Narzary and district heads of concerned departments were also present in the meeting.

Solar lanterns, computers distributed: Under the CSR scheme, KK Sharma, Director (Operations); Arvind Kumar, RED (ER-II); and Utpal Chakrabarti, GGM, NTPC, Salakati, Kokrajhar, recently distributed solar lanterns to students of the villages in Ash Pipeline Corridor and Ash Dyke Area of the project.

Altogether, 200 solar lanterns were distributed. Apart from these, 10 computers and a printer to ITI Salakati and eight computers to Bodoland University were also distributed.

Speaking on the occasion, KK Sharma said that such initiatives will help the students in their education and asked them to focus on their studies.

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Meet over flood preparedness held at Kokrajhar

KOKRAJHAR, Feb 26 - A meeting on flood preparedness was held under the presidentship of Kokrajhar Deputy Commissioner Bibekananda Choudhury at DC�s conference hall here recently.

Various issues like vulnerability assessment, stocking of foodgrains and other essential commodities, medicines, safe drinking water, maintenance of power damage assessment, keeping available equipment for rescue operations during flood were discussed as a part of preparedness in the meeting.

Citing numerous problems that appear during the flood, the DC called upon officers to always keep themselves ready for any eventuality. He asked all the circle officers and district heads of the departments to submit their flood preparedness plans, quick response teams and relief committees before March 31 to the DDMA.

He also highlighted department-wise responsibilities like Water Resources Department to complete all protection works, all circle officers to prepare list of boat owners; Health Department to keep ready adequate number of life-saving drugs and to form medical teams; Veterinary Department to ensure sufficient stock of fodder, medicines and water for animals; PWD to inspect and indentify vulnerable roads, bridges, culverts, buildings and repair them before the onset of monsoon; FCS and CA Department to keep sufficient stock of foodgrains in the FCI etc.

In the meeting, he also requested the Kokrajhar Municipality Board Chairman Bishnu Narzary to take action for cleaning of drains to make the town free from waterlogging during the rainy season. ADC and incharge Gossaigaon SDO (Civil) Wilbarn Daimary, Parbatjhara SDO (Civil) Satish Thakuria, Kokrajhar CO Ansula Basumatary, ACs Bharat Konwar and Manika Terongpi, KMB Chairman Bishnu Narzary and district heads of concerned departments were also present in the meeting.

Solar lanterns, computers distributed: Under the CSR scheme, KK Sharma, Director (Operations); Arvind Kumar, RED (ER-II); and Utpal Chakrabarti, GGM, NTPC, Salakati, Kokrajhar, recently distributed solar lanterns to students of the villages in Ash Pipeline Corridor and Ash Dyke Area of the project.

Altogether, 200 solar lanterns were distributed. Apart from these, 10 computers and a printer to ITI Salakati and eight computers to Bodoland University were also distributed.

Speaking on the occasion, KK Sharma said that such initiatives will help the students in their education and asked them to focus on their studies.