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6 years on,disaster teams only on paper

More than six years after it constituted a Disaster Management Authority,the state government is yet to put disaster management teams in place

Written by Harpreet Bajwa | Chandigarh | Published: April 17, 2012 1:41:31 am

More than six years after it constituted a Disaster Management Authority,the state government is yet to put disaster management teams in place.

The authority,with the chief minister as its chairperson,came up in February 2006. A State Executive Committee was also constituted with the chief secretary as its chairperson. A draft disaster management plan was cleared by the state cabinet recently and was forwarded to the Centre,which approved it. But it is yet to be implemented.

Worse,out of 22,only four districts sent their draft plans to the government. The revenue department has asked the rest to submit their plans so that the state could clear it in one go. Also on the plan is a 50- member state disaster response team,on the lines of National Disaster Response Force,to be stationed at a central location from where it could be rushed to the site of disaster in shortest possible time.

In September 2011,the government organised a recruitment test but only one person cleared it.

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