ADM Jammu discusses Civil Defence Plan

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JAMMU: Additional District Magistrate Ansuya Jamwal chaired a meeting here today to discuss the Civil Defence Plan for the district. Officers from across all stakeholder departments attended the meeting. Each department was briefed about its role in case of any eventuality, including natural calamities.

Speaking at the meeting, Ansuya Jamwal emphasised the importance of preparation and general awareness about disaster management among the members of society. “We should foresee any and all prospective calamities and prepare beforehand,” she said. She stressed the need for action plans to be prepared and shared among all stakeholders and underlined the importance of conducting regular training and mock drills.

Deputy Controller Civil Defence Jammu Anita Pawar, Dy SP provided valuable insights during the meeting. She highlighted the necessity of preparedness in case of disaster, which involves regular reviews of required measures, periodic mock exercises to ensure efficiency and effectiveness and a clear understanding of the risks involved. She emphasised the need for simple, well-documented plans with specific objectives, defined duties and identified escape routes and shelters. She also called for training different functionaries and effective public awareness campaigns to ensure plans reach the lowest levels.

The meeting served as a foundational gathering among different departments to prepare a future roadmap for civil defence. The meeting was attended by the Director of Fire & Emergency Services, Superintending Engineers of PWD, ARTO, District Social Welfare Officer and other stakeholders.

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