Mokokchung, 19 May (MTNews): The District Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) Mokokchung held a meeting on monsoon preparedness today, May 19, in the conference hall of the Deputy Commissioner, Mokokchung. Shashank Pratap Singh IAS, DC & Chairman DDMA, Mokokchung informed the departments that they should be prepared for any monsoon-related disaster.
The Chairman reminded departments who had not submitted the equipment list to do so at the earliest. He also requested that the Heads of Offices do an analysis to determine how the department can help in averting disaster. DC advised that departments to perform social work by clearing the clogged drainage etc., saying that such small contributions would help avert disaster during the monsoon season.
In the meeting, the PWD(R&B), National Highway, and Urban Development departments were instructed to pay special attention to road maintenance and to inform contractors to keep the road motorable despite ongoing earth cutting works, as well as to look for alternate roads in the event of any eventualities.
The Food and Civil Supplies department has been instructed to keep stock for at least three months.
DC & Chairman also instructed the Home Guards & Civil Defense department to be on high alert and informed the concerned officials that except for medical emergencies, no leave should be granted to the personnel during the monsoon period.
The Medical Department has been entrusted to ensure the availability of emergency/basic medicines and all other line departments were asked to stay alert in case of any eventualities. The Deputy Commissioner also asked all the Heads of Offices in the district to be in station during the monsoon.