Himachal Pradesh government has decided to develop an advance warning system in the state.
In view of the recent incident of land sinking at Joshimath in Uttarakhand, Chief Minister Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu has directed officers to deploy advance warning systems at strategic locations to warn people about the natural disasters and mitigate the situation by providing immediate relief in the affected areas.
A government spokesman said, “By identifying natural disaster prone areas and improving disaster management response capacity systems, people affected by natural disasters can be helped in a better way.”
“This decision of the Chief Minister will go a long way in identifying the areas more prone to earthquakes and also help in preparing a detailed report of landslides and sinking zones”, he said.
The Chief Minister has also felt the need to strengthen Response and Awareness System, besides preparedness at the institutional and individual level and directed officers to provide more support to HP State Electricity Board from State Disaster Management Response Fund.