It should be the primary objective to prevent people from losing their lives in disastrous situation.’These views were expressed by Divisional Commissioner ( DC) A K Pandey while presiding over a workshop on disaster management here on Monday at Hotel Shanti Palace under the aegis of Disaster Management Institute ( DMI), Housing and Environment Department, MP. He further said that administration should be fully prepared to fight with disasters before assessing its catastrophe. Better management of available resources can less the loss to be occurring due to disaster.
There are industries and gas plants in different districts of Ujjain. Mockdrills of fire- fighters should be practiced there frequently. For better management in disaster management, training and drill programme have to be conducted.
Warnings should be conveyed amidst public before the occurrence of disaster. People should be made literate and aware so that they can assist them for relief works. There are agencies which provide relief works during the time of disasters.
Addressing on this occasion, DMI director Asit Patra said that there are 37 kinds of disasters under disaster management.
Disaster Management Act 2005, MP State Disaster Management Policy and National Disaster Management Authority release letters in regarding different kinds of disastrous time to time.
Floods, earthquake, draught, avalanches, snowfall, chemical disaster, nuclear and radioactive disaster and others included into disaster management.
DIG Shriniwas Verma said that warning system should be established in the district for proper disaster management.
Collector BM Sharma, DIG Ratlam Satish Saxena, Collector Ratlam Rajiv Dubey, Collector Dewas Mahesh Agrawal, Mandsaur Collector Gyani and Shajapur Collector Pramod Gupta imparted their suggestions during workshop.