Kerala to help Uttar Pradesh combat disasters

A top official from northern state to visit Kerala soon.

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Politically, Uttar Pradesh chief minister and BJP’s firebrand leader Yogi Adityanath may be sworn enemy of CPM. But when it comes to combating natural disasters, its Disaster Management Authority wants to take lessons from Kerala.

A top official from the northern Indian state will be visiting Kerala soon to study how it combated the second worst floods of the century last year.

Member secretary of Kerala State Disaster Management Authority (KSDMA) Sekhar Lukose Kuriakose says that Kerala is one of the two states in the country to have integrated disaster management centre.

“We have an integrated structure clubbing technocrats and administration, and they want to adopt our structure for upgrading their organisational structure,” he said.

Gujarat is the other state to have such a centre. Project director of UP State Disaster Management Authority Aditi Umrao will be in Kerala on a three-day visit from Sunday.

“He will be visiting our emergency operation centre in Kochi and the new headquarters. We will be handing over the documents and our project concept,” he added.

( Source : Deccan Chronicle. )
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