Governor urges CM to take time bound steps to reduce earthquake vulnerability

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Governor N N Vohra, has urged Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti to take personal cognizance and issue firm directives to each and every stakeholder to forthwith start preparing for dealing with an earthquake of 8.0 magnitudes and above.
In a letter to the CM the Governor has re-iterated that J&K is predominantly located in Seismic Zone V and our people had, as recently as, in the 2005 earthquake, suffered considerable losses.
The Governor has urged the SDMA must take urgent and time bound steps for strengthening all possible structural/non-structural mitigation measures to reduce the risk vulnerability in every part of the State, particularly the two capital cities and all the other densely populated high risk urban areas.
The Governor has pointed to the need for large scale programmes being continuously carried out to create adequate awareness for enhancing the capacities of the community to become prepared for dealing with any arising situation
SDMA shall need to hold an urgent meeting and prescribe a time frame in which each District Disaster Management Authority shall require to become prepared and functional.

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