Equipment, manpower shortage, training issues crop up as Dimapur battles flood
Dimapur, Oct. 29 (EMN): The establishments of the Home Guards and the district disaster management authority (DDMA) are said to have pointed to shortage of equipments, manpower besides the need for training as some of the challenges the district’s disaster-response establishments are facing. The complaints come amid flooding, now a regular phenomenon in Nagaland’s plain areas, in many part of Dimapur.
Anoop Kinchi, the new deputy commissioner of Dimapur district, convened a meeting with members of the district disaster management authority on October 29 to take stock of the flood situation and to take precautionary measures in said regard.
The government publicity agency the department of Information and Public Relations (IPR) issued updates on Tuesday informing about the meeting.
Kinchi expressed concern at the flood situation in Dimapur. The administrator enquired about the issue, the IPR stated. Officials from the Home Guards and the DDMA are said to have ‘cited shortage of equipments, manpower and need for trainings.’ These areas need to be addressed, the IPR’s updates stated.
Kinchi also felt the need for devising a mechanism so that the affected people may be able to provide first-hand information to the authorities during emergencies, the updates added.