UNDP official calls for Disaster Management Plan for district

Nagapattinam, Jan 12 (PTI) A top official of the UnitedNations Development Programme (UNDP) today called for acomprehensive district-level diasaster management plan for thedisaster-prone district.

J Radhakrishnan, Assistant Country Director, DisasterManagement, UNDP, New Delhi suggested that various governmentdepartments at the district level could prepare individualplans for disaster management, which should be compiled andreleased as a comprehensive plan for the district. The planshould encompass various aspects of disaster-prevention,forecast, mitigation and relief, he said.

Radhakrishnan also suggested that a specific websitecould be created for the district-level disaster managementstrategy. Nagapattinam District Collector C Muninathan saidthe awareness level over disaster management had increasedsignificantly among the people of the district, paving the wayfor safeguarding lives during natural calamities like floods.

DRO V Rajendran, Project Officer, Disaster Managementand Mitigation John David, DRDA Project Officer Namagiri,District Disaster Management Officer Kamalanathan, CoordinatorSundararaman and other officials participated.

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