Be prepared to avoid damage caused by natural calamities during the monsoon. The Center has given these instructions to the state governments. The central government has issued an advisory in this regard. The Center has directed state governments to be on high alert during monsoon to prevent damage caused by natural calamities like floods, cyclones, and landslides.
Union Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla made this appeal at the annual conference of commissioners and secretaries of disaster management departments of various states and union territories. The two-day conference is being organized to review the preparedness of states and union territories to face any natural calamity during monsoon.
This conference was organized after two years after Covid-19. The Home Secretary asked the state and central government officials to be prepared to minimize the damage caused by natural calamities like floods, cyclones, and landslides. He emphasized on the development of sustainable infrastructure to prevent disasters not only for himself but also for the generations to come.
The Home Secretary said that Union Home Minister Amit Shah had said that after 2014 there has been a major change in the approach to disaster management as earlier the approach was only relief oriented, but now the approach to save human lives is an additional component of disaster management.
He also mentioned the concept of Prime Minister Narendra Modi about this. Representatives from 27 States, 7 Union Territories, National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), Central Ministries, Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs), and India Meteorological Department (IMD) participated in the conference.