SDM reviews flood control measures

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SDM Billawar Rajesh Basotra today convened a meeting with senior officers of various departments to discuss the flood control measures being put in place in the tehsil.
The SDM impressed upon the officers from Flood Control Department, Irrigation, Revenue, Health, Education and Block Development Officer to ensure that all relief and rehabilitation measures are in place to face natural calamity during the rainy season.
He directed the flood control department to coordinate with heads of educational institutions and other line departments to make accommodation readily available in case of any eventuality.
During the meeting Quick Response Teams (QRT) comprising of concerned Tehsildar, BDO’s, SHO and Incharge Police Post were constituted at block levels for coordinating the action during flood
It was decided in the meeting that control rooms will be established in the office of AEE Flood Control Sub Division Billawar and another at Police Station, Billawar to continuously monitor the flood situation .
The SDM further passed instructions to health department to ensure hygiene and sanitation in the flood affected areas to avoid spreading of any epidemic by way of using bleaching powder/chlorine tablets in drinking water and to provide regular stock of medicines in the affected areas.
He further directed Tehsil Supply Officer to stock adequate ration in the ration stores in the case of emergency.
The SDM also directed the Assistant Engineer Flood Control to issue a 24/7 duty roaster during the ensuing monsoon season and fix sign boards and increase vigil at vulnerable spots.
Among others AEE, Flood Control, Irrigation, Dy CEO, Tehsildars Billawar, Ramkot, BMO besides officers of line departments were also present in the meeting.

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