Ministerial Conference on Disaster Management on Nov 7-8

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New Delhi, Sep 18 (UNI) The Second Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Management would be held here on November 7 and 8, Home Minister Shivraj Patil said today.

In a high level meeting, Mr Patil reviewed the preparations for the meet in which many Asian countries including China, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Malaysia would participate.

The countries of the region would take up serious measures to prevent disasters and provide timely relief and rehabilitation to the victims.

The first such conference was held in Beijing a few years back.

Meanwhile, India would have a Tsunami Warning System which would come into effect by end of 2007, sources said. This system that was indigenously prepared, would help India in advance warning of any tsunami striking the coastal states so that preventive measures could be taken beforehand to minimise any loss of life and property.

Earlier, an e-GoM was held on September 6 to review the status of relief and rehabilitation work undertaken in states of Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Puducherry and Andaman and Nicobar Islands followong the Tsunami in 2004 which claimed thousands of lives and destroyed property worth crores of rupees.


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