Govt convenes meet on preparedness for monsoon, disaster
New Delhi, May 13: Ahead of the onset of monsoon, the government has convened a meeting to discuss preparedness for rains and any natural disaster.
The conference of relief commissioners and secretaries of state governments will be held on May 18 here to review the status of preparedness for southwest monsoon and discuss other disaster management related issues.
The meeting, to be inaugurated by Union Home Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi, will be attended by representatives of central ministries concerned and organisations rendering emergency support functions, scientific organisations associated with forecasting officers of the armed forces and Central Armed Police Forces.
The Home Ministry, India Metrological Department, Indian Space Research Organisation, Snow and Avalanche Study Establishment (SASE), Central Water Commission, Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services, Geological Survey of India, Ministry of Defence and National Disaster Response Force will make presentations sharing their efforts towards preparedness in dealing with disaster situations.