‘Shopian to have state-of-art disaster management centre’

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SHOPIAN: The government is soon going to develop a state-of-art district disaster management centre in Shopian.
The information was given at a meeting convened here today by District Disaster Management Authority and attended by the stakeholders and concerned officers. District Development Commissioner Mohammad Aijaz chaired the meeting.
Aijaz said that district is currently promoting an integrated and multi-disciplinary approach to disaster management and also facilitates disaster management planning activities and the implementation of disaster risk reduction and preparedness programmes with special emphasis on prevention and mitigation.
Establishment of the New District Disaster Management Centre in Shopian will also enhance the institutional Capacity in Disaster Management, Risk Assessment and Risk Reduction & Fire Service at District as well as local levels, Aijaz said.
The meeting was told that based on a thorough risk analysis, identified vulnerable communities will be provided with risk reduction measures such as lightning conductors where the frequency of lightning strikes is more prevalent. Communities which are prone to fire incidents will be provided with smoke alarm detectors to support them by providing an early warning during fire season.