India has done a good job by sending National Disaster Management teams for carrying out rescue operations in the earthquake affected Nepal. Practice makes a man perfect and that is why we must keep on conducting various drills like fighting fire, administering first aid and offering medical emergency, besides dealing with natural calamities. We must always be prepared to deal with natural calamities and check our emergency response. Police personnel and youth who participate in mock drill should be rewarded by the government. Alertness, swiftness, willingness to help, developing stamina and expertise are essential for carrying out a successful disaster management programme. Baba Ramdev was praising the governmental agencies of Nepal for performing good rehabilitation activities in the earthquake affected areas. His health camp has already been turned into a relief camp. He had a narrow escape from death after the dais from which he was addressing a gathering in Kathmandu, collapsed right after he got down from the stage due to the earthquake.
The Indian Government has sent four NDRF teams to Nepal and is planning to deploy three more to aid rescue operations in the country. NDRF teams have been deputed across all the affected states in India. A 24-hour control room for queries regarding the tragedy has also been set up. The impact of the earthquake was felt in almost all northern states in India particularly in Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Sikkim and West Bengal. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been swift in organizing help which is laudable. I pray to the God to give strength to gallant Nepalese to overcome the calamity.
Regular drills in vulnerable areas must be conducted and debriefing should be carried out after these drills to discuss good points which need further improvement.
There have been reports about corruption prevailing in the police force. A picture of lady who acquired immense wealth from drug trafficking was published in newspapers. Why is the government unable to detect such things at the right time? Police personnel work in difficult circumstances. The government should carve out welfare agencies to resolve the problems faced by them.
We ask foreign consultants to make the Development Plan and we don’t even bother to cross check it? Ajoy Mehta has replaced Sitaram Kunte as the new municipal commissioner of Mumbai. Kunte had received flak for the flaws in the DP. Shiv Sena was reportedly unhappy with Kunte over the issue of Mumbai Development Plan. However, reports also suggest that the appointment have been made considering 2017 BMC elections.