Local squads soon to mitigate impact of calamities

  • | Saturday | 6th October, 2018

The district administration has decided to form village-level rescue squads with the participation of skilled persons from diverse fields to mitigate threats to life and property during natural calamities. Jose at a meeting at the collectorate on Friday to discuss the formation of village-level disaster response squads. Those selected to the squads will have to work on the instructions of the District Disaster Management Authority. Revenue Department officials said the decision to form community-level rescue volunteers’ squad was taken during Gandhi Jayanti observance in the district. “Around 50 trained members will be part of each of the 10 local squads which will work directly under the tahsildars concerned,” he added.

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