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IIM experts to train ADMs on efficient use of technology in disaster management in UP

  • Training camp being held on CM Yogi’s directive to strengthen mechanism to tackle disasters
  • 25 ADMs will participate in 1st phase of training camp to be held at IIM Lucknow on February 6 and 7

By Our Correspondent

Lucknow: The Yogi government is embarking on a crucial initiative to enhance disaster management capabilities of Uttar Pradesh by organizing a comprehensive training camp for Additional District Magistrates (ADMs) posted across the state. The camp aims at building on the expertise of these officials in handling a spectrum of disasters, ranging from pandemics and floods to droughts, excessive rainfall, lightning, and more, ensuring effective management and mitigation.

The training camp, divided into three phases, will cater to 25 ADMs each from diverse districts. Esteemed experts from renowned institutions, including Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs), with specialization in climate change, sustainability, and disaster management, will conduct insightful training sessions during the camp.

The inaugural phase of this transformative initiative is scheduled to take place at IIM Lucknow on February 6 and 7, where 25 ADMs will actively participate. The camp will consist of four sessions, focusing on crucial topics such as climate change, sensitivity, disaster management, relief logistics, stakeholder management, digital initiatives, and design thinking.

Additional Chief Secretary (Revenue) Sudhir Garg emphasized CM Yogi’s unwavering commitment to minimizing loss of life due to disasters. He highlighted the significant progress made in reducing casualties over the past six and a half years, attributing it to the Chief Minister’s foresight and the proactive approach of alerting officials in advance.

Garg elucidated that the two-day training camp aligns with CM Yogi’s vision for effective disaster management, aiming to equip all ADMs in the state with the necessary skills. The discussions during the camp will delve into critical aspects of policy, management, and implementation mechanisms at the district level.

Professor S Venkataramanaiah from IIM Lucknow shared insights into the camp’s benefits, emphasizing its role in fostering officials’ understanding of challenges and risks, along with the utilization of technology in climate sensitivity and disaster management.

The training camp will also introduce officials to cutting-edge management techniques, high-tech technologies, and opportunities in climate change and disaster management. With a keen focus on the state’s current climate change and disaster response, the Yogi government anticipates that this initiative will significantly reduce the occurrences of disasters, enhance public awareness, and minimize casualties.

The camp’s sessions will feature distinguished individuals such as Neeraj Dwivedi, Professor of Strategic Management at IIM Lucknow, senior officials from the Uttar Pradesh government, Dr. Arun Jain, CEO of Intellect Chennai, and Prasad Unnikrishnan and G.T. Bharat from Kochi, contributing valuable insights to the participants.

 

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