Tiruchirapalli

‘4,399 low-lying areas identified’

Commissioner of Revenue Administration J. Radhakrishnan checking mosquito breeding sources at Keechankuppam in Nagapattinam district on Thursday.

Commissioner of Revenue Administration J. Radhakrishnan checking mosquito breeding sources at Keechankuppam in Nagapattinam district on Thursday.   | Photo Credit: hand out

Monsoon preparedness of Nagapattinam, Pudukottai reviewed

As many as 4,399 low-lying areas have been identified across the State for putting in place appropriate precautionary measures in view of the onset of the North East monsoon and 639 inter-departmental teams have been constituted to oversee the measures, J. Radhakrishnan, Principal Secretary and Commissioner of Revenue Administration, said here on Thursday.

Mr. Radhakrishnan, who reviewed the monsoon preparedness of the administration in Nagapattinam and Pudukottai districts, also disclosed that first responders have been identified and trained in all villages in the district so that they were in constant touch with the respective district administration at times of emergencies. As many as 11,812 women and 29226 men have been designated as first responders, he said.

In Nagapattinam, rescue teams have been formed in each of the 523 villages. Special medical teams have been constituted in all the 11 taluks. Thirty-one villages have been identified as highly vulnerable and special teams with 245 officials have been formed to handle emergency situations in those villages.

Earlier, Mr. Radhakrishnan also participated in a dengue prevention awareness campaign in Nagapattinam district and urged residents in Keechankuppam and other places to remove all mosquito breeding sources on their premises.

Later in the evening, he held a review meet with officials in Pudukottai and 61 safe shelters have been kept ready in the district to accommodate people in case of exigencies.

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