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Himachal to set up three SDRF companies : CM

Press Trust of India  |  Shimla 

Three companies of (SDRF) will be set up in for prompt and efficient response at the time of disasters, said Saturday.

He said the government is also contemplating to establish an at one place in the state for better coordination at the time of any disaster.

Addressing a gathering at the CM's official residence, Oakover, here on the occasion of international day for disaster reduction, Thakur said that the would also create a of youth

At least 10 to 20 youth volunteers would be trained for disaster mitigation in each of the 3226 panchayats of the state, he added.

"is one of the most multi-hazard prone states of the country. The state faces various geological hazards like, earthquakes and landslides; hydrological hazards such as floods, floods and glacial outbursts, besides meteorological hazards, like hailstroms, droughts and cloudbursts. Thus it is essential that each and every citizen of the state is well prepared to meet out any eventuality at the time of disaster," Thakur said.

The CM also launched four schemes of State Disaster Management Authority (SDMA) on the occasion.

These schemes are for creation of of Youth Volunteers for Disaster Preparedness and Response, Scheme for Hospital Safety, Scheme for Structural Safety Audit of Lifeline Buildings and Scheme for Training of Masons, Carpenters and on Hazard Resistant Construction.

"scheme is aimed at providing safe hospital since they play vital role in any post disaster scenario and have to remain fully functional after a catastrophic event," the CM said.

He said the scheme for structural safety audit of lifeline buildings is also crucial as it aims at providing earthquake resistance structures in the state.

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First Published: Sat, October 13 2018. 19:35 IST