Staff Reporter

PUDUKOTTAI: The district administration will prepare region-specific disaster management programme to tackle emergencies during natural calamity, the District Collector Reeta Harish Thakkar said.

Inaugurating a training programme on ‘disaster management’ for District Panchayat councillors here on Monday, the Collector said that disaster management programmes would be prepared at district-level, taluk-level and village panchayat level units. A district committee has been set up and separate committees would be constituted in the municipalities, town panchayats and panchayat unions.

The Collector said that mock programmes on safety and crisis management during a calamity would be conducted twice in each of these units to sensitise the masses on disaster management techniques.

Imparting of special training to select persons would be another salient feature of the preventive measures undertaken, she added. The president of District Panchayat C. Muthusamy and Project Officer, Mahalir Thittam, M. Rajmohan also spoke.