A meet of SDMA deliberation on prerequisite exercises
10 Oct, Gangtok (IPR) : A meeting of Sikkim State Disaster Management Authority, Land Revenue and Disaster Management Department was held today at a local hotel.
This meeting was attended by Mr. D.N.Thakarpa, Hon’ble Minister, Health and Family welfare who is also the Vice Chairman of SDMA, Prof. V.K.Sharma, Hon’ble Executive Vice Chairman, SSDMA, Mrs. R.Ongmu, Chief Secretary, Government of Sikkim, Chief Executive Officer, SSDMA, Shri M.G.Kiran, Principal Secretary, Home & Finance Department, Shri M.B.Gurung, PEC cum Secretary, Buildings & Housing Department and Mr. K.S.Tobgay Secretary cum relief Commissioner, Land Revenue and Disaster Management department amongst others.
Professor V.K.Sharma during his presentation stressed on the formations of Emergency Operation Centers that could operate as control room for disaster management that is required by a state like Sikkim seeing its history of disasters. He also emphasized on the importance of Disaster Management Programmes starting from the block level plan, village level, District level and state level.
Mrs. R.Ongmu requested Professor Sharma to give SOP for schools to include disaster management in school textbooks. She also directed the SSDMA to make a comprehensive disaster management plan as suggested by Prof Sharma during his presentation.
Mr. Thakarpa spoke on the formation of the Himalayan Institute of Disaster Management and Climate Change (HDMI) in collaboration with Kyoto University, Japan which will be a resource center and is a dream for the State and other Himalayan states. He also gave assurance that the Government hospitals are ready to deal with disasters.