State crisis management group formed

HYDERABAD: In the wake of the terror attacks in Mumbai, the government on Monday constituted a high-level State Crisis Management Group headed by the Chief Secretary to act as a single command and deal with any crisis.

The GO issued in this regard said that in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks in Mumbai, the government had reviewed the security situation and preparedness for responding to any situation, contain the damage and casualties, besides restoring normalcy within a reasonable time.

It noted that a crisis may arise due to natural calamities or attacks by extremists, terrorists, communal violence, riots, breakdown of law and order.

It said though there were Standard Operating Procedures to deal with different kinds of disasters and a State-level Disaster Management Authority was in place, it was felt that timely response was the key to crisis management which includes threat assessment, deployment of resources, providing public services such as fire, medical, transport, public works and media management to deal with the crisis.

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