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Gujarat Govt forms ‘Weather Watch Committee’ to preview and review climatic situation during rainy season, to meet every Tuesday till Oct 31

Gujarat Government has constituted a ‘Weather Watch Committee’ to preview and review the climate and rainfall situation in the state during the rainy season and issue advisories from time to time, informed Revenue Minister Mr. Kaushikbhai Patel at Gandhinagar.

This committee will also take steps in advance to ensure maximum safety of lives and property in the event of atmospheric calamities.

It was decided at a meeting presided over by State Relief Commissioner, attended by 24 senior officers of GSDMA, Urban Development, Narmada and Water Resources, Fisheries, Energy, Water Supply, Health, Forest, Agriculture and BISEG. It also includes officials from Central Government organizations like Indian Meteorological Department (IDM), NDRF, Air Force, Army and Coast Guard. It will include other departments concerned as and when required

The Committee will meet every Tuesday between June 1 and October 31, 2018 at the State Emergency Control Room, also time to time. It will review the disaster management preparedness with respect to climatic situation, temperature, issuing alerts for atmospheric depression, likely development of cyclone, rainfall and alerting fishermen.

The Committee will keep abreast the Chief Secretary and Secretaries of Departments Concerned and discuss the latest situation.

Source: Information Department, Gujarat