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Fire force modernisation priority of govt: CM Pinarayi Vijayan

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Published Jun 25, 2017, 2:00 am IST
Updated Jun 25, 2017, 2:00 am IST
The engineering colleges will also be made a part of the monitoring of the safety of such houses.
Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan greets the students during the  inauguration of a new building at Nadakkavu Government Girls HSS in Kozhikode on Saturday. Kozhikode North MLA A Pradeep Kumar and Mayor Thottathil Raveendran are among others seen.
 Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan greets the students during the inauguration of a new building at Nadakkavu Government Girls HSS in Kozhikode on Saturday. Kozhikode North MLA A Pradeep Kumar and Mayor Thottathil Raveendran are among others seen.

KOZHIKODE: The state government will give priority to the modernisation of the fire and rescue department, according to  Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan. Inaugurating  the fire and rescue station at Koyilandy on Saturday, he said, “Modern equipment is as important as human resources for the fire force and there should not be  any shortage of safety equipment.  The government has allocated Rs 39 crore in the budget for the modernisation of the force and we have been able to fill the shortage of life-saving equipment to an extent,” he said.

“We have also earmarked Rs 12 crore to purchase special ladders  for the rescue operations in multi-storey buildings.  The government  also got Rs 10 crore from the National Disaster Management Authority for buying equipment and vehicles for the force,” he added. Mr Vijayan,  who also inaugurated the M-Dit technological campus at Ulliyeri,  urged the students to be actively involved in the development activities.  The state government will use the expertise of civil engineering students in the construction of houses under the LIFE Mission Kerala for the homeless. The engineering colleges will also be made a part of the monitoring of the safety of such houses.  The officials concerned should ensure the involvement of  teachers and students in  the various development activities undertaken  by the civic bodies and autonomous agencies, he said.

 

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Location: India, Kerala




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