PAHALGAM: Consultant National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), Brig (Retd) Kuldeep Singh convened a meeting of the officers of line departments and representatives of SDRF & NDRF to review the Disaster preparedness for Shri Amarnathji Yatra 2018, here today. The meeting was informed that adequate SDRF and NDRF personnel will be deployed for Shri Amarnathji Yatra 2018 duty, in addition to the volunteers of Home Guards and Civil Defence Volunteers for smooth conduct of the Yatra. It was decided that mock drill of varied nature shall be held to test the preparedness on 25th of June 2018 at different spots in Pahalgam. It was also decided that qualified Disaster Management Professionals would be deployed at all stations.
On the occasion, Consultant gave directions for ensuring smooth and incident free management of Yatra. While detailing about the Disaster Management Preparedness, NDMA Consultant, discussed various aspects of disaster management including the incident response system, various levels of disaster management, different types of calamities and safeguard against them, role of the state during disasters, route plan, metrological & geographical factors, ecological issues and other related aspects. He stressed upon employing the proactive and anticipating procedure for the smooth conduct of the Yatra.