Doda, December 08; 13TH Bn NDRF conducted Table Top Exercise (TTE) on Earthquakes and Landslides under the Chairmanship of Additional District Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) Doda Dr Ravi Kumar Bharti, today, in the Conference hall of DC office complex. Table Top Exercise on Earthquake and Landslide was attended by officers of NDRF, SDRF, Police, CRPF and HoD’s of line departments.
It was informed that Mock Drill starting from today shall continue for tomorrow also. Tomorrow, the Mock Drill shall be held at Sports Stadium Doda by the NDRF team to sensitise stakeholders about the rescue preparedness at the time of an earthquake, landslide, and fire incident.
On the first day of the exercise, the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) demonstrated Table Top Exercise (TTE) which is helpful in staying safe in the wake of an earthquake or landslide.
Earlier, Assistant Commandant, 13th Battalion, NDRF, Javed Iqbal gave a detailed Power Point presentation on the structure and role of NDRF in India, its abilities, the list of machines used for dealing with all types of natural and man-made disasters, etc. Javed Iqbal stressed on the need to maintain coordination among the stakeholders during a disaster to reduce response time for rescue measures as District Doda fall under IV and V earthquake seismic zones.
The meeting held threadbare discussion on the Response, Rescue and Rehabilitation preparation plan and strategy to mitigate the damage and loss of lives and property during high intensity earthquakes and other disasters.
Heads of different stakeholder departments responded to the queries during the meeting.
Deliberations were also held on the utility of satellite phone, helipads, medical infrastructure and response team, hygiene and sanitation, drinking water supply, role of media, awareness and training to effectively tackle the unprecedented disaster in the district.
Among others present were SE JSD, SP Operations Doda, SE PMGSY, Assistant Commandant 13th Bn NDRF, ACD Doda, CMO Doda, DIO Doda, DEPO Doda, ASI UTDRF, and other officers and Officials of line departments.