CM holds an emergency meeting of the Chief Secretaries including the Chief Secretary at the State Emergency Operation Centre
CM receives details about the preparedness of the eight districts in the coastal area against the forecast of heavy rains and storms by the Meteorological Department during June 14 and 15
21 teams of NDRF and 13 teams of SDRF deployed
Gandhinagar, Monday: Gujarat Chief Minister Shri Bhupendra Patel reached the State Emergency Operation Center in Gandhinagar on Monday evening to take stock of the situation in the coastal areas of the state due to the imminent threat of Cyclone Biparjoy. In the high-level meeting, he reviewed the situation of rainfall in coastal areas, high speed winds and climate change.
Approximately 16 lakh 76 thousand population of 441 villages located 0 to 5 km and 5 to 10 km from the sea in 25 talukas of 8 districts located in coastal areas have to face possible rain, strong wind, sea wave conditions as a result of this storm.
As part of safety and security measures, 6827 people have been evacuated to safe places in 8 districts of Kutch, Porbandar, Junagadh, Jamnagar, Devbhoomi-Dwarka, Gir-Somnath, Morbi and Rajkot so far. There are 6041 Agaria people living in these eight districts, out of which 3243 Agaria people have been shifted to safe place.
A review of the health department’s preparedness revealed that the department has arranged for the required quantity of medicines and other materials. As many as 521 PHCs, CHCs, hospitals in these districts have been equipped with health-saving medicines, equipment, generators. 157 ambulance services are also available in flood prone areas.
According to the reports of the Meteorological Department, there are chances of heavy rain in these eight districts on the next 14th and 15th June. In this context, adequate preparations have been made to prevent any loss of life or major loss to people and animals due to rain.
The road building department has arranged to make 95 teams and send them to these districts by Tuesday afternoon.
Teams of NDRF and SDRF have also been deployed for the safety of people and rescue relief if necessary in areas where raw houses, huts or low-lying areas get flooded due to heavy rains or storms.
Accordingly, 3 teams of NDRF and 2 platoons of SDRF have been deployed in Kutch district. 3 NDRF teams have been sent to Rajkot. 2 teams each of NDRF-SDRF have been sent to Jamnagar and Devbhoomi Dwarka. 1 each of NDRF-SDRF teams have been deployed in Morbi, Porbandar, Gir-Somnath, Junagadh. 1 team of NDRF has been sent in Valsad and 1 team each of SDRF in Patan and Banaskantha. 1 team of NDRF has been kept in reserve in Gandhinagar and 1 team of SDRF in Surat.
Thus, 15 teams of NDRF have been deployed and 6 have been reserved, making a total of 21 teams. A total of 13 teams of SDRF, 12 deployed and 1 reserve, have been deployed.
A total of 1469 hoardings have been removed in eight districts of this coastal area as a precautionary measure.
Chief Secretary Shri Rajkumar, Additional Chief Secretary Revenue Shri Kamal Dayani, Relief Commissioner Shri Alok Pandey and senior secretaries of departments joined in this review meeting.
Source: Information Department, Gujarat