Bihar to introduce disaster management in school syllabus

Patna, Jun 25 (PTI) Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today said his government will introduce disaster management in school syllabus for building wider awareness on the issue.

Addressing a meeting of state Disaster Management department, Kumar said, “We will introduce disaster management in school syllabus for the benefit of the common people, prone to natural calamities like flood and drought.” Recalling the devastation caused in Japan, Chili and other places in the world due to natural calamities, he said it was necessary for people to know how to protect themselves at the time of disaster.

He stressed on the need for construction of earthquake-resistant hospitals and schools in the areas prone to natural calamities.

Later at a party programme, Kumar said the demand for a special category state for Bihar had become a demand of the common people.

His party (JD-U) had obtained a signature of one crore people who supported this demand, he said, adding, this would be submitted to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh next month.

A delegation led by state JD(U) president Bashishtha Narayan Singh would be reaching New Delhi on July 10 to submit the signatures to the Prime Minister.

Source: MSN

2 Comments

  1. Sushil Kumar SinghJune 27, 2011 at 12:56 am · Reply

    Apart from that whenever populations are in need of humanitarian assistance Government should have enough emergency assistance to facilitate the humanitarian assistance, in particular the supply of food, medicines, shelter and health care, for which access to victims is essential. Special attention should be given to disaster prevention and preparedness by the Governments concerned, as well as by the national and international community. In this context, adequate resources must be made available to address their development problems. Early-warning information should be made available in an unrestricted and timely manner to all interested Governments and concerned authorities, in particular of affected or disaster-prone areas.

  2. Special attention should be given to disaster prevention and preparedness by the Governments concerned, as well as by the national and international community. In this context, adequate resources must be made available to address their development problems. Early-warning information should be made available in an unrestricted and timely manner to all interested Governments and concerned authorities, in particular of affected or disaster-prone areas.

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