Gyalshing, 27 Apr [IPR]:
Monsoon preparedness cum inter-departmental coordination meeting was held at West District Zilla Panchayat Assembly today.
The meeting was held under the chairmanship of District Magistrate [West], AB Karki.
Presiding over the consultations, the DC chalked out roles of each department and the arrangements to be made to meet emergencies.
A booklet of all phone numbers of officials is soon to be made available to all departments to facilitate coordination, the DC informed.
He further directed all departments to submit Disaster Management Plan by 10 May and advised to prepare three pages of District Development Reports of all departments, constituency development report, Gram Panchayat Unit development report and Block Development Office development report annually to be published in the form of a booklet.
He further announced that once in a month the District Administration will set up office at Yuksam, Dentam and Soreng respectively to take stock of the problems faced by the people. He directed all departments to provide their contact numbers publicly for further assistance.
The meeting was attended by Superintendent of Police [West], Tenzing Loday Lepcha, Sub Divisional Magistrate [Gyalshing], Tushar K Gajanan, District Project Officer, Pempa Sherpa, Additional District Collector, Karma Lepcha, department officials, zilla panchayats and department heads.