By TC News Desk
Agartala: November 09. Chief Minister Dr Manik Saha today said that state government has taken different plans to improve preparedness on disaster management in the state.
“Tripura, despite of being a small state, is vulnerable to different types of natural and man-made disasters. That is why the state government has taken different plans to improve preparedness on disaster management in the state”, enunciated Chief Minister Prof. (Dr.) Manik Saha after inaugurating a two-day conference on ‘Industrial Disaster Risk Management’ at Pragna Bhawan today.
He said, Tripura lies in Seismic Zone V and is highly vulnerable to earthquakes. The state is also prone to different types of disasters including cyclones, thunderstorms, flood and landslides. Such kind of awareness-based conferences on preparedness on disaster management shall play a very important role.
The Chief Minister said, “ONGC, GAIL, TNGCL, Indian Oil etc., gas and oil based industries are all functional in the state. Besides, oil tankers are regularly entering the state by road or by train from outside the state according to the demand of the state. This conference will also be helpful to further know about being properly prepared to avoid the risks of disaster in gas and oil based industries. The state government has also taken disaster management plans to reduce the negative effects of different kinds of disasters. Besides, the state government is encouraging on private sectors on preparedness on disaster management”
Dr Saha further said that the state is prone to flood situations during the rainy season. As a result, the state has to face loss in different sectors including agriculture.“The state government has always been keen towards protecting asset including humans from the flood situation. On prior information on Sitrang, the state government has taken necessary steps. As a result, the citizens were saved from the effects of the cyclone. Besides, it is necessary to protect the industrial sector in the state by the Industry & Commerce department in association with Revenue department through taking different preparations towards disaster management. It is also important to ensure less vulnerability of industrial factories those will be set up in future”, he said.