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Uttarakhand : National workshop on disaster management started in Nainital, CM Dhami addressed virtual

Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami has said that the Himalayan states including Uttarakhand are extremely vulnerable to disaster. The dangers like cloudburst, avalanche, forest fire are increasing in these states. Glaciers are melting rapidly and water sources are also drying up. The temperature of the earth is increasing due to the problem of climate change. In these circumstances, the challenges of the hill states are also increasing. Uttarakhand has learned a big lesson from a disaster like Kedarnath. Emphasizing on taking the benefits of workshops to the village level in the matter of disaster management, the CM said that a system of disaster management should be developed. In the workshop, instead of theory, practical based conclusions should be drawn so that the hazards of disaster can be reduced. The CM also emphasized on effective implementation of Prime Minister Modi’s ten-point agenda on disaster management.

The Chief Minister was virtually addressing the National Workshop sponsored by National Institute of Disaster Management (NDMC) Delhi at Dr. RS Tolia Uttarakhand Academy of Administration (ATI) on Thursday. During this, the CM also inaugurated the reconstruction works done in ATI with Rs 247 lakh. Earlier, Chief Guest MLA Sarita Arya, Academy DG BP Pandey, NDMC’s Taj Hasan, Kumaon University Vice Chancellor Prof NK Joshi, renowned environmentalist Chandi Prasad Bhatt, Commissioner Deepak Rawat, Padmashree Shekhar Pathak jointly inaugurated the workshop by lighting the lamp. . MLA Sarita suggested training of disaster management to the villagers at the local level. Describing the experience of visiting Pindari Glacier, Commissioner Rawat stressed on revising the standards of disaster management so that the villagers can get maximum help.

Emphasizing on capacity development in disaster management, NDMC’s Taj Hasan said that NDMC is ready for technical cooperation. Hemant Bisht conducted the inaugural session. On this occasion, Bageshwar DM Reena Joshi, NDMC Nodal Prof. Santosh Kumar, Prof. About two hundred participants from 11 Himalayan states including PC Tiwari, Vivek Rai were present.