Dimapur, April 24: A state wide mass social work will be conducted on May 4 covering all urban and rural habitations for strengthening awareness and preparedness against any vulnerable disasters during the forthcoming monsoon.
Informing this, an office memorandum issued by the NSDMA, Home Department, also issued a 7-point guidelines for enforcement of the mass social work in respective area of responsibility.
As per the guidelines, all clogged drains/culverts/natural waterways are to be identified and cleared to ensure free flow of water to avoid flash floods and damage of infrastructures; while encroachment of drains/ waterways/ discharge of terrace waters directly on the road surface should be removed. It said undesirable water-loggings to be drained out; and to clear excess rubbish dumps on waterways.
Asking all departments to take appropriate preventive measures on available infrastructures and to take active participation through respective DDMAs, the NSDMA asked the Department of Rural Development to effectively sensitize and mobilize social works in rural areas through the VDBs.
For the purpose of over-all coordination and logistic contingency expenditure, and amount of Rs 1 lakh shall be sanctioned by Home Department to the DDMAs who will submit APRs with report of social works in respective districts within one week time, it added.
(Page News Service)