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Goa CM reviews preparedness to tackle South-West monsoon

Panaji, May 14 (UNI) Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant chaired a preparatory meeting of State Disaster Management Authority on Monsoon preparedness at State Secretariat at Porvorim near the city on Monday.
According to a statement here on Tuesday, State Revenue Minister Rohan Khaunte, Chief Secretary Parimal Rai, Head of the Departments (HoDs), among others, were present in the meeting.
Dr Sawant said that the State Government was fully geared to deal with any eventualities of the impending South- West monsoon. He took up a detailed review of the preparations done by various line departments and the district administrations.
The meeting also deliberated on preparatory measures to be taken, which includes cleaning of drains, pruning of dangerous tress, flood relief measures, checking the readiness of equipment and communication systems, advance procurement of necessary relief material and coordinated approach for disaster response at the district level. The District Administration of North and South Goa will host 24x 7 control rooms at all twelve taluka headquarters and at the District headquarters. There will also be a central control room at the Secretariat Porvorim.
India Meteorological Department will be providing daily reports on the weather forecast, which will be shared with Nodal Officers. Water Resources Department (WRD) will be providing daily report on the water levels in the river.
All the HoDs were alerted to be available and ready to address any emergency needs of the public during the monsoon. The Works Departments were directed to complete all road repair and restoration works, well before the monsoon, the statement added.
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