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SMVDSB seeks NIDM advice on disaster management

To improve disaster preparedness in respect of various probable natural or man-made disasters, particularly in the wake of the recent fire incidents in Katra town, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board had sought the expertise of National Institute of Disaster Management (NIDM) to provide valuable inputs. 
A two-member team of experts comprising Mr. Shaleen Kabra, IAS, Joint Director, NIDM and Prof. Santosh Kumar, an international expert on disaster management, visited Katra and Bhawan from June 13 to 15. They carried out an extensive survey of the system in place and assessed the strengths and weaknesses to gauge the areas vulnerable to disasters.
After the preliminary survey, a joint meeting of important functionaries of SMVDSB, district administration and para-military forces with the experts of NIDM was held today. 
The meeting among others was attended by the Addl. Chief Executive Officer, Shrine Board, Dy. Commissioner, Reasi, Sr. Superintendent of Police, Reasi Commandant, CRPF, Blo…

Altaf for close liason between Forest & PWD

Nearly Rs. 46.11 crore is being expended on the different road construction works in Kalakote and Nowshera tehsils of Rajouri district under PMGSY.
This was informed to Minister for Forest Mian Altaf Ahmad at a high level meeting to review the development works in Kalakote and Nowshera tehsils of Rajouri district here today. 
The meeting was convened as part of the summer secretariat proceedings started by the present government to address the problems of people of Jammu division after the darbar shifted to summer capital Srinagar.
Chief Conservator of Forest, Mr. Abhay Kumar, District Development Commissioner (DDC), Rajouri, S. Jaipal Singh, SEs of PWD, PHE, PMGSY and senior field officers of Nowshera and Kalakote tehsils attended the meeting.
During the meeting, it was apprised that while 15 road construction works are in progress under phase VI, five are in phase V and one each is in phases IV and III respectively of the PMGSY in Kalakote and Nowshera. In addition to these, two new sch…