Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Friday reviewed the preparedness for the monsoon and floods within the nation, and directed officers to develop a well-planned scheme to cut back injury and casualties.
The Ministry of Home Affairs mentioned, in a press release, that Mr Shah additionally sought motion on precedence to supply everlasting options to the perennial flood issues in Bihar, Uttar Pradesh and the northeastern states.
The residence minister emphasised on higher coordination between totally different businesses to have a everlasting system for forecasting floods and rise in water ranges in main catchment zones and areas of the nation.
Mr Shah held a high-level assembly to assessment preparedness of measures to cope with monsoon and flood scenario in main flood-prone river basins within the nation, the assertion mentioned.
He directed the officers to develop a well-planned scheme to cut back flooding and minimise the loss to property and lives.
The residence minister additionally directed the Ministry of Jal Shakti and Central Water Commission (CWC) to assessment and assess information on actual storage capability of main dams with a view to make sure well timed launch of water and prevention of floods.
The secretary within the Department of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation knowledgeable in regards to the main floods that had occurred within the nation.
He apprised in regards to the structural measures, together with administration of dams, reservoirs, ongoing initiatives in Nepal, flood safety measures and non-structural measures i.e. flood plain zoning, flood forecasting and manner ahead to mitigate impact of floods in Ganga and Brahmaputra Basins.
A complete of 40-million-hectares space in India is vulnerable to flood by which Ganga and Brahmaputra are primary flood basins and Assam, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal are most flood-prone states, the assertion mentioned.
The choices taken within the assembly will go a protracted option to mitigate the sufferings of the lakhs of individuals within the nation who should face the fury of floods by way of injury to their crops, property, livelihood and treasured lives, it mentioned.
Senior officers of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and the India Meteorological Department (IMD) additionally gave displays.