The Indo-global Social Service Society (Igsss), a New Delhi-based non-profit organisation, which is implementing Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) project in Pachim Dhemaji area, is preparing a comprehensive plan for flood-prone Jonai block in Dhemaji district .
The organization after formation of three-tier Disaster Management Committee at block, panchayat and village levels covering around 6,100 populations of 23 flood-prone villages in Pachim Dhemaji is extending its yeoman services to flood-prone Jonai block of the district.
The organisation conducted day-long meeting on consultation-cum-sharing programme on “Comprehensive Disaster Management/ Disaster Risk Reduction” at Murkong Selek (Jonai) Development Block office on Saturday and gathered feedback from the flood-hit villagers.
The prgramme, which was supported by District Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) of Dhemaji focused on preparation of well-defined Disaster Management/ Disaster Risk Reduction plan and Recovery Plan after natural disasters.
Urging the participants for giving their feedback, District Project Officer of DDMA Rajen Saikia said the Igsss (NGO) was all set to design a comprehensive plan for reduction of natural disaster affect in the district. He asked the participants to gain technical knowledge on disaster mitigation and help the community people at the time of disasters.
Attending the occasion as resource person, Igsss consultant Rabindra Borgohain elaborated on the importance of early warning and disaster preparedness besides community mobilization campaign for minimizing disaster affect.
Borgahain stated that his NGO was conducting Disaster Management training in the district including mock drill on rescue operation during natural disasters and other emergencies involving National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), Fire Service cum State Disaster Response Force (SDRF), Civil Defence and other agencies. He also requested the volunteers to ensure correct assessment of loss and damage caused by natural disaster through visiting the affected sites.