Chief Minister Shri Pushkar Singh Dhami reviewed the excessive rainfall and disaster management in the state through video conferencing at the Secretariat.

Chief Minister Shri Pushkar Singh Dhami reviewed the excessive rainfall and disaster management in the state through video conferencing at the Secretariat. Taking detailed information from the district magistrates, the Chief Minister instructed to always be in alert mode. In case of any incident, relief and rescue operations should be conducted at the earliest. Response time should be minimized. There should be no negligence anywhere. People should feel that the administration is concerned about them.


The Chief Minister said that the common man should not have to worry unnecessarily to solve their problems. It should be ensured that tehsil level problems are solved at tehsil level and district level problems are solved at district level itself. There should be no pendency at any level. Zero pendency should be the core of the system. The process of file handling should be improved. Do not let loose in the works of public interest.

The Chief Minister said that there should be complete coordination between all the concerned departments and agencies in disaster management. There should not be any communication gap. The Chief Minister said that mock drill is of great importance in disaster management. Mock drills must be done from time to time. The disaster control room remained active continuously. Restore blocked roads, damaged power and drinking water lines at the earliest. It should be ensured that the disaster affected people get the compensation amount immediately and they have the availability of safe accommodation, food, drinking water, medicines. There should be a smooth system of communication.

Taking information about the relief and rescue work done in the disasters in the past, the Chief Minister said that these should also be monitored continuously. The Chief Minister said that there should not be any delay in the procedures in the families who are to be shifted to safer places. Displacement of the families who came under the JD of the disaster in Raini has to be done. The Chief Minister directed the District Magistrate Uttarkashi to go to Arakot and meet the people there and solve their problems. The installation of approved Doppler radar should be expedited in the state. He directed the District Magistrate Pithoragarh to get the recently approved relief amount distributed immediately.

The Chief Minister said that the required number of geologists should be appointed. Use helicopters deployed for disaster relief operations so that relief reaches the common people at the earliest. They can be used in medical emergency and other disaster related work.

The Chief Minister also took information from the District Magistrate Tehri about the tiger that was active in Devprayag area recently.

The meeting was attended by Chief Secretary Dr. SS Sandhu, Additional Chief Secretary Smt. Manisha Panwar, Shri Anand Bardhan, Director General of Police Shri Ashok Kumar, Principal Secretary Shri RK Sudhanshu, Secretary Shri Nitesh Jha, Secretary Shri Dilip Jawalkar, Shri SA Murugesan, including Governance, Senior officers of Army, NDRF, BRO, ITBP, IMD and District Magistrate were present.

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