CII to come out with Disaster Management Policy

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Hyderabad, Sep 30 (UNI) Industry chamber CII Andhra Pradesh Chapter Chairman Pradeep Dhobale today said CII would work closely with various stakeholders to draft a disaster management plan and come out with a 'Disaster Management Policy' for industry members soon.

Addressing a round table organised by the chamber here, Mr Dhobale said disaster prevention, mitigation, preparedness and relief were the four key elements which would contribute to, and gain from, the implementation of sustainable development policies.

''These elements are better than disaster response in achieving the goals and objectives of vulnerability reduction,'' he said, adding that ''disaster response alone is not sufficient as it yields only temporary results at a very high cost.'' Apollo Hospitals Managing Director Sangita Reddy, in a release said, ''we should have a concrete disaster management plan, which requires better planning, categorisation, team work, role clarity, allocation of financial and human resources and coordination.'' City Additional Commissioner (Traffic) V S K Kaumudi emphasised the need for employee antecedent verification across various levels.

Threat assessment would improve the mechanism for disaster response.

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