He said the reports of all, barring one BDPO, had reached his office. Neither any abandoned nor uncovered borewell was detected, he said. Stating that the disaster management teams were invariably present to deal with any eventuality, the DC said periodic rehearsals were conducted to gauge the level of preparedness. A trained disaster management expert, Surjit Sharma, said the Supreme Court issued measures for prevention of fatal accidents of small children due to their falling into abandoned borewells and tubewells, which needs to be implemented in totality. He said the apex court had ordered the state governments to cover all the borewells and tubewells with wire meshes to prevent children from falling into them.
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