Damauli, July 27 : Tahanu chapter of Nepal Red Cross Society (NRCS) has published a book on disaster response plan. The book was prepared by the disaster management committee chaired by Chief District Officer.
The NRCS handed over the printed books to the administration amidst a programme here Monday.
NRCS Tanahu chapter president Krishna Hari Wagle handed over the books to CDO and chair of disaster management committee, Sagar Acharya.
Among 300 books published by NRCS, the district administration was provided 225 copies. Remaining 75 copies of the book would be handed over to federal, province and district sub-branches of NRCS, according to Wagle.
On the occasion CDO Acharya observed that the disaster response action plan was prepared by identifying the possible disaster events and the measures to minimize them. "Once the local levels formulate plans in line with this action plan, it would be helpful to minimize the effects of extreme weather events," he added.
Immediate search and rescue of the missing ones and relief distribution to the survivors of disasters to be caused by the monsoon are incorporated in the action plan. "Mobilization of all security bodies, district disaster management committee, local disaster management committee and the local community have been clearly mentioned in the book," CDO Acharya added.
The book has further mentioned the responsibilities of each body to identity the possible extreme weather events and the necessary preparedness. It is believed that the knowledge source would be helpful to collect relief, expedite rescue works, mobilize government and non-government organizations, and ensure readiness among the concerned stakeholders.
As per the disaster response plan, 62 out of 85 wards in 10 local levels are identified as vulnerable to landslides. Landslide, fire, lightning and droughts are other possible disasters in the district. Eight sectoral areas are determined on be basis of vulnerability and capacity.