In order to assess the situation arisen due to incessant rainfall in the state including Kargil district over the past few days and for putting in place precautionary measures to deal with any disaster situation, Deputy Commissioner, LAHDC Kargil Vikas Kundal who is also the Chairman of the District Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) Kargil today convened a meeting with the concerned officers here today.During the course of the meeting, the DC impressed upon all the concerned to remain in the state of alertness besides keeping their men and machinery in full readiness to handle any disaster situation due to incessant rainfall in the district.It was informed in the meeting that a Flood Control Room has been established at DC Office Kargil with number 01985-232263, where the officials from I&FC, R&B, MC, PDD, PHE, Health, FCS&CA have been deputed to in order to keep round the clock vigil of the situation.The DC directed the ARTO Kargil to arrange required numbers of buses and taxis at all Sub-Divisions of the district to ensure emergency transportation facilities if required.
The CMO was asked to constitute Rapid Response Team at the District Hospital besides keeping the availability of medicines and other medicare facilities in sufficient quantity.The Executive Engineer, PDD apprised the meeting that 10 transformers with different capacities are available with the department. He also informed that the PDD is also in touch with the NHPC for meeting any requirement.It was revealed that a meeting with the Patwaris has already been convened to keep the revenue staff vigilant. The DC directed the Tehsildar concerned to instruct the field staff to remain present at their respective destinations so as to keep the administration well posted about the ground situation.Taking stock of the availability of essential commodities in the district, the DC stressed on the authorities FCS&CA to ensure the availability of sufficient food stock in case of the closure of Zojila pass.The DC also directed the concerned officers to prepare Departmental Action Plans to deal with disaster situations and complete the temporary restoration of roads, buildings, schools within the district in due course of time. Meanwhile, the Assistant Director Information was directed to deal with social media rumor mongering.