Vulnerable portions prone to landslides, floods should be identified and the public works department should be proactive in positioning men and machinery so that the general public should not face any difficulty.
The areas which were likely to get cut off due to natural disasters should be stocked with sufficient food, fodder and fuel well in time. Particularly, the tribal regions of the state like Kinnaur, Lahaul-Spiti, Pangi, Bharmour, Dodra-Kawar, which often get cut off during heavy rains be provided with adequate food-grain and other essentials, remarked Khachi.
Referring to Shimla and other townships in the state, the Chief Secretary said that the Deputy Commissioners, the Urban Local Bodies, the Municipal Corporation/councils should deploy enough labour to clean the drains and avoid clogging which may result in water making ways to houses or on roads causing damage.
The people who have their habitations around river beds and nallahs prone to flooding, be sensitised about their safety and early warnings could be issued to them in case of heavy downpour.
In order to respond to emergencies effectively, relief and rescue teams need to be on high alert. The Chief Secretary stressed for sending proposals for inventory required for relief and rescue operation. Your emergency response teams needs to be sensitised during training in wake of COVID-19 as well. “The potential COVID patient if any, be need to be given assistance and, not let the lack of equipment including Personal Protective Equipment be a reason to spread of COVID, during relief and rescue,” states Khachi.