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Disaster Control Centres should be active round the clock: CM

Team Absolute|Bhopal Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan reviewed the condition of excess rainfall in the state in a high-level meeting today and directed to ensure protection of the public from the situation of water-logging and provide necessary relief. Chouhan said that the Disaster Control Centre at district headquarters should remain active for 24 hours. The meeting of the District Disaster Management Committee should be held immediately and a thorough review of the extreme rainfall and relief efforts should be done. Chouhan directed that all collectors should keep an eye on the condition of large dams and reservoirs in the district. The concerned staff should remain alert and cautious. Constant contact should be made with the control room of Narmada Valley Development Department so that all necessary arrangements can be made in case of water logging and opening of dams.
Divisional commissioners should ensure regular monitoring and not lag behind in resolving difficult issues. In the event of floods, rescue teams should be prepared and equipped with tools useful for disaster relief. Chief Minister also inquired about the current status of crops. Chouhan said that there is no serious situation due to extreme rain in the state, but efforts should be made to save the common man from trouble by being completely alert.
Collectors should also be in constant contact with the collectors of the border districts for sharing and coordinating information on the flood situation.
Chouhan said that people living in wards or rural areas affected by water logging, or where water has entered the settlements, should be shifted to safe places. Adequate arrangements for food, drinking water, shelter should be ensured at relief sites. District level control rooms should work with utmost diligence. The
concerned staff should remain alert to discharge their duties.
Chouhan also asked the administrative staff to ensure that people avoid going to such picnic spots in the district where people visit to see the waterfall. Necessary precautions should be taken for safety at such places. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan has also requested the common man to take precautions by leaving the temptation to visit such places. Chouhan also sought information about the districts facing excess rainfall and the water level of rivers and dams. Chouhan also obtained information about the current status of crops in the state. Chouhan said that if the crops are affected due to excess rainfall, then necessary guidance should be provided to the farmers.

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