- Forms three new SDRF units, expands state disaster categories
- Experts from the institute to provide training on tackling issues related to climate change, disaster management
By Our Correspondent
Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath’s steadfast commitment to the safety and well-being of Uttar Pradesh’s residents has been evident through swift and effective measures taken during natural calamities such as floods, droughts, earthquakes, and cyclones. In line with this dedication, a specialized team from the Relief Department has embarked on a two-day training program in Gujarat to enhance their disaster management skills.
Under the guidance of experts from the esteemed Gujarat Institute of Disaster Management, the team will undergo rigorous sessions on February 12 and 13, focusing on proactive disaster preparedness and effective crisis management strategies.
Sudhir Garg, Additional Chief Secretary, Revenue, highlighted CM Yogi’s unwavering emphasis on minimizing casualties during disasters. He added: “The CM has instructed department officials to conduct various learning and training initiatives. Recently, a training camp was convened on February 6 and 7 at IIM Lucknow, where 25 Additional District Magistrates received comprehensive training on climate change, sensitivity, and disaster management from experts representing institutions like IIM Lucknow.”
In continuation of these efforts, a four-member team from the Relief Department has been dispatched to the Gujarat Institute of Disaster Management for specialized training on February 11. By actively participating in the two-day training camp, scheduled for February 12 and 13, the team aims to significantly contribute to minimizing loss of life during calamitous events, including floods and other emergencies in Uttar Pradesh.
Noteworthy directives from Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath have led to the establishment of three new State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) units in Uttar Pradesh. Furthermore, 11 types of disasters have been officially recognized as state-level calamities, encompassing incidents such as boat accidents, snakebites, sewer cleaning mishaps, gas leaks, and human-wildlife conflicts.
To proactively address disaster prevention and promote public awareness, relief chaupals are being organized at the village level, reflecting the government’s proactive approach towards ensuring the safety and security of its citizens.