Preparedness of Southern Coastal States and Ministries discussed
Chief Secretaries of Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Puducherry informed about preparedness
New Delhi: Union Cabinet Secretary Rajiv Gauba today chaired a meeting of the National Crisis Management Committee (NCMC) to review the status of impending Cyclone through video conferencing with the Chief Secretaries of Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Puducherry.
The Chief Secretaries of Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Puducherry briefed the NCMC about their preparedness and mentioned that the authorities are fully prepared to meet any eventuality. They also informed about the coordination with the NDRF and other agencies to meet this challenge.
Director General of India Meteorological Department made presentation on the present situation and mentioned that the status is being shared with the concerned State Governments. He mentioned that the impending Cyclone is going to affect coastal areas of Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Puducherry between November 24 and 26, 2020.
“We all are aiming at zero loss of life and early restoration of normalcy in the affected areas,” Gauba said and added that the advisories to fishermen not to go into the sea should be strictly implemented. “People living in kutcha houses may be advised suitably according to the situation, he added.
Secretaries from Home, Power, Telecommunication, Civil Aviation, Shipping, Health Ministry, Chairman, Railway Board, Member Secretary, NDMA, DG, NDRF and representative of Ministry of Defence also informed the NCMC about the arrangements and assistance to the concerned states.
– globalbihari bureau