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Government of Jammu and Kashmir is periodically reviewing flood management mitigation plans for Kashmir.

Recently Chief Secretary, Atal Dulloo, chaired a meeting of Irrigation and Flood Control (I&FC) Department to review the flood management and mitigation measures being evolved for Kashmir valley.

ACS Jal  Shakti, ACS Forest, Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Secretary PWD, Secretary Health, Secretary Grievances, Secretary DMRR&R, IG Traffic, Deputy Commissioners, SPs, Chief Engineer I&FC/UEED, representatives of NDRF and other concerned officers attended the meeting.

He asked for devising an effective strategy to deal with flood like situations in the valley. He maintained that floods are disasters which require prior preparedness to alleviate the damage caused by them. He called for evolving proper SoPs to deal with the Floods as like the ‘Code Blue’ being followed in hospitals, where every concerned individual is fully acquainted with his/her role and responsibility in the times of emergency.

He called for having a detailed flood mapping/inundation map of each area in the districts to act accordingly. He exhorted upon the DCs and Divisional Commissioner to have proper planning in place to deal effectively with the natural disasters.

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