Seminar on disaster management held

Srinagar, Publish Date: Jul 13 2018 12:20AM | Updated Date: Jul 13 2018 12:20AM

The district commissioner office here Thursday hosted an interactive seminar on disaster management by the vice president, Asia Program Development, International University School of Medicine Professor Dr Ravi Jyee.

The program was attended by officers from various departments from Budgam and Ganderbal besides the Srinagar district. The participants also included disaster management professionals from all three districts.

Dr Jyee considered as an authority on the subject gave a detailed lecture on disaster management during the session highlighting the need for administrative proactiveness and preparedness to deal with disaster situations. 

The program included sessions on both causal factors and remedial measures required to effectively deal with disaster situations in a disaster-prone state like J&K.

He stressed that decreasing forest cover, filling up of water bodies and shrinking capacity of water bodies are the main causes leading to frequent flooding in the State and emphasized the need for reversing these.

The interactive session also included a question-answer session on the subject.

Professor Jyee has authored the acclaimed 12-volume International Encyclopedia on Disaster Management.

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