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Coimbatore Collector's instructions to face SW monsoon

Coimbatore Collector's instructions to face SW monsoon

A review meeting was held with the officers of all departments on Monday at the Coimbatore District Collector's Office on the precautionary measures to be taken in connection with the South West Monsoon under the chairmanship of the District Collector Mr. Krantikumar Badi.

 In this review meeting, Corporation Commissioner M. Sivaguru Prabhakaran District Revenue Officer M. Sharmila, Additional Collector (Development) Swetha Suman, Pollachi Sub Collector Kathryn Saranya, and many government officials participated.

 Mr. Kranthikumar Padi said: Various measures are being taken by the district administration to prevent the natural disasters that may occur during monsoons. As a part of this, a review meeting was held today for the officers of all departments regarding the work to be carried out in Coimbatore district regarding South West Monsoon. 

A control room should be functioning in the offices of District Collector, RDO/ Deputy Collector on a 24x7 basis in the district. Also, the information received regarding flood and other natural hazards should be reported to the higher officials immediately. Daily rainfall details should be reported to the control room. Toll Free number 0422-1077 will function in the District Collector's office also to receive messages about floods. 

Action details should also be reported immediately. District Collectors, Sub-Collectors/Revenue Collectors should select shelters, marriage halls and halls in their areas and set up separate committees to meet the essential needs of the flood-affected people. 

A coordination meeting should be held with multi-departmental officers at the divisional level. Essential items like drinking water, electricity, bed sheets, candles etc. should be kept ready in the relief camps. The water level of the water sources should be closely monitored and all encroachments on the watercourse outlets should be removed immediately.Rivers and irrigation canals should be dug and maintained free of encroachments. Bring them back to their original state. A warning board should be placed in water bodies under the Public Works Department.