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Preparedness to reduce disaster loss in Banke

2022 Jun 11, 15:10, Banke
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The District Disaster Relief Committee, Banke has decided to implement early preparedness and disaster risk reduction (DRR) to reduce the loss incurred from monsoon-induced disasters.

As monsoon has already entered the country and is currently active in Province No 1, Madhesh Province, Bagmati Province, and Gandaki Province, the concerned authority in Banke district has put in place the disaster response pogrammes prior to the occurrence of the disasters.

Chief District Officer (CDO) of Banke Surya Bahadur Khatri shared that the disaster response programme was activated estimating that around 10,000 people in Banke district would be affected by monsoon-induced disasters while 25,000 people could be affected by other disasters.

All security agencies and thematic committees were on standby as there is a prediction that this monsoon there will be above-average rainfall in many parts of the country, informed CDO Khatri.

A mock rescue operation would be practiced at Rapti River at Kamdi of Daduwa rular municipality at 11 am on June 20.

Similarly, identification of risky zones, safe zones, updating the human resources and well-equipping them, disaster survey and banning fishing, swimming in the river, and preventing firewood and fodder collection in the forest areas among others would be executed to minimize the risk emanating from the monsoon-induced disasters, he said.

For post-disaster relief operations, food, clothes, medicines, and water facilities would be stored adequately. An early warning system would be implemented to pre-inform the locals. To prevent the sweeping of the land, concerned authorities will be instructed to do the needful action.

Monsoon-induced disasters District Disaster Relief Committee Banke Madhesh Province Bagmati Province Surya Bahadur Khatri Rapti river
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