Union Home Minister reviews communication network during disasters


The Union Home Minister, Shri Rajnath Singh reviewed the communication network during disasters with the Union Minister for Communications & Information Technology and Law & Justice, Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad, here today. Senior officials of Ministry of Home Affairs and Ministry of Communication & Information Technology also attended the meeting.

The representatives of the Ministry of Communication & Information Technology informed that a committee has been constituted under their Ministry to submit a report within two months on suggestions for improving the communication network during disasters.

The participants discussed the experiences of difficulties faced in the field of communication during the recent floods in Jammu & Kashmir and Uttarakhand's natural disaster last year.

Shri Rajnath Singh mentioned that we should setup a robust Telecommunication system that would withstand natural disasters by a greater degree. He further said that the existing system can be further improved based on national and international experiences in such situations.

First Published: Sep 24 2014 | 8:20 PM IST

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