What measures have been taken to deal with calamities such as floods and landslides under the disaster management programme in Maharashtra?
Following are the measures taken by Maharashtra government to deal with calamities such as floods and landslides under the disaster management programme:
- It ensured that all 36 districts in the state will have their own disaster management plans. The district-level disaster management plan has detailed information about geographical details, population, flood-prone areas, villages and other macro details. The plan also deals extensively with the emergency and evacuation measures to be taken up in cases of heavy downpour, flash floods, landslides, lightning strikes and other natural calamities.
- A disaster management orientation training programme will be launched soon in 100 schools in every district. The government also decided to impart master trainers training for 50 school teachers from all these schools.
- Maharashtra School Security Programme will be set up under which steps will be taken to ensure protection of schools and other educational institutions during and after natural disasters.
- The Maharashtra State Disaster Management Plan also consists of special provisions for dealing with women, children, the aged, handicapped and animals.