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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. .

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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. .

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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. .

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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. .

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First Published: Wed, September 24 2014. 20:20 IST