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DISTRICT CONTINGENCY PLAN
A. PLANNING & PREPARATION
Identification of earthquake prone areas
Identification of problems
- Loss of human life.
- Casualties buried under fallen debris.
- Destruction and Damage to Buildings.
- Disruption of communication by land, sea and air.
- Disruption of civic amenities e.g. electricity, water, transport, medical, telephones, civil supplies etc.
- Large scale fires.
- Floods in certain areas.
- Landslide in hilly areas.
- Disposal f human bodies and animals.
- Exposure to disease and danger of epidemics.
- Breakdown of law and order.
- Breakdown of normal Government machinery in affected areas due to Government servants themselves being affected by earthquake.
- Loss of morale.
- Movement of population.
Identification and Mobilisation of Resources
Command and Control
Advance Preparatory Action
B. AFTER AN EARTHQUAKE
ACTION POINTSA. ACTION AFTER THE FIRST WARNING
The Collector should ensure-
B. ACTION AFTER RECEIPT OF THE SECOND WARNING
C. POST-CYCLONE MEASURES
ACTION POINTSA. PRE-FLOOD ARRANGEMENTS
Convening a meeting of the District Level Committee on Natural Calamities;
Functioning of the Control Rooms;
Closure of past breaches in river and canal embankments and guarding of week points;
Rain-recording and submission of rainfall reports.
Communication of gauge-readings and preparation of maps and charts;
Assigning charge of flood Circles;
Dissemination of weather reports and flood bulletins issued by the meteorological Centres, Central Water Commission , Flood Forecasting Organisation;
Deployment of boats at strategic points;
Use of power boats;
Installation of temporary Police Wireless Stations and temporary telephones in flood-prone areas;
Arrangement for keeping telephone and telegraph lines in order;
Storage of food in interior ,vulnerable strategic and key areas;
Arrangements of dry food stuff and other necessities and of life;
Arrangements for keeping the drainage system desilted and properly maintained.
- Health measures;
- Veterinary measures;
- Selection of flood shelters;
- Advance arrangements for army assistance;
- Training in flood relief work;
- Organisation of relief parties;
- Other precautionary measures ; and
- Alternative drinking water supply arrangements;
B. ARRANGEMENTS DURING AND AFTER FLOODS:
Organising rescue operations.
Organising shelter for the people in distress, in case the efforts of the Civil authorities are considered inadequate, Army assistance should be requisitioned.
Relief measures by non-official and voluntary organisations may be enlisted as far as possible.
Organise relief camps.
Provision of basic amenities like drinking water, sanitation and public health care and arrangements of cooked food in the relief camps.
Making necessary arrangements for air dropping of food packets in the marooned villages through helicopters.
Organising enough relief parties to the rescue of the marooned people within a reasonable time limit.
Establish alternate communication links to have effective communication with marooned areas.
Organising controlled kitchens to supply foods initially at least for 3 days.
Organising cattle camps, if necessary, and provide veterinary care, fodder and cattle feed to the affected animals.
Grant of emergency relief to all the affected people.
Submission of daily reports and disseminate correct information through mass media to avoid rumors.
Rehabilitation of homeless.
Commencement of agricultural activities-desiltation, resowing.
Repairs and reconstructions of infrastructural facilities such as roads, embankments, Resettlement of flood prone areas.
Relief for economic reconstruction.
A. EARLY WARNING SYSTEM.
B. CONTINGENCY PLANNING FOR AGRICULTURE
Crop life saving measures.
The alternative cropping strategy.
Compensatory Cropping Programme.
Supply of Inputs.
Provision for irrigation.
Supply of Power.
C. DRINKING WATER
A detailed contingency plan for supply of drinking water in rural areas to be formulated with technical help from the Central Ground Water Board (CGWB) and utilising if need be, the rigs and other capital equipment from the CGWB.
Made adequate plans to supply drinking water in urban areas through bores, tanker special trains and other suitable measures.
Monitor continuously rural and urban drinking water availability in drought affected areas.
D. WATER RESOURCES
Prepare a water budget for each irrigation reservoir covering drinking water, kharif and rabi requirements and evaporation losses, after working cut a trade-off between kharif and rabi benefits from the available water.
Undertake repairs of tubewells to make all tubewells operational and install additional tubewells taking care at the same time to prevent over-exploitation of and damage to ground water regime.
Regulate supply to water-intensive industries, if necessary.
Minimise evaporation losses in tanks and small reservoirs by using chemical restoratants subject to Health clearance.
E. EMPLOYMENT GENERATION
Adequate scarcity relief works to be then up to generate the required employment.
The funds available under employment generation scheme like J.R.Y., and scarcity relief etc. should be devetailed and integrated.
Shelf of projects should be kept ready to be taken up for employment generation during drought.
Drought proofing schemes to be identified and to be given higher priority.
F. PUBLIC HEALTH
Disinfect drinking water sources to prevent the spread of water-borne diseases.
Draw up plans to cope with likely epidemics.
Constant surveillance of public health measures including immunisation to be undertaken.
G. WOMEN AND CHILDREN
The nutritional requirements of all the children, expectant mothers and nursing mothers should be taken care of.
Assess fodder requirement in drought affected districts and locate areas where shortages are likely to occur and arrange for supplies from outside.
Monitoring the prices of fodder in selected places/markets.
Arrange to procure fodder from surplus States.
State Forest Departments to arrange for the cutting and bailing of grasses in the forests, wherever possible to meet the demand from fodder deficit districts.
Fodder cultivation to be encouraged wherever feasible.
Ensure supply of molasses to cattle feed plants.
Obtain from NDDB and other sources premired feed and urea-molasses-bricks to the extent necessary.