New Delhi, October 14: Chief Minister Prem Singh Tamang attended the Second Regional Conclave of State Disaster Management Authority at hotel Lemon Tree, today.
The meeting had the presence of dignitaries from National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), senior officers from the state Governments of Sikkim, Manipur, West Bengal and other states, Joint Secretaries from NDMA, MHA, and Ministry of DONER, other dignitaries and officials from the central and State Governments.Chief Minister Tamang said the State Government is continuously working with all the Himalayan States and other stakeholders to establish a new Disaster Risk reduction framework for the region. He informed that the Sikkim government has taken necessary steps to protect the environment by implementing various environment-friendly policies.In his address, he informed that every year the state incurs huge losses due to landslides, although the state government reacts immediately in such instances. He thanked the NDMA and MHA officials for being prompt and responsive in all instances, yet it may be pertinent to have a separate set of items and norms for the hilly mountainous states considering the peculiar features and the fragile landscape, he added.The CM informed, there are numerous areas in all the six districts of the State which are vulnerable to major slips, which require immediate intervention and mitigation to save lives and properties.He expressed his gratitude to the Central Government and said that under the dynamic leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi there has always been a helping hand and firm patronage to the state in several difficult situations.
The Chief Minister handed the Draft Report of Lumsey (East Sikkim) Landslide to the officials of NDMA/MHA.