Uttarakhand Governor asks the experts to develop plan for implementation of early earthquake warning system
Dehradun: Uttarakhand Governor K K Paul today asked experts to prepare a plan of action for effective implementation of the earthquake early warning system to minimize damages in case of disasters.
Addressing the inaugural session of a seminar held on his initiative at Raj Bhawan by IIT Roorkee, Paul said effective implementation of the relatively new technology in the earthquake-prone areas of Uttarakhand would need a detailed action plan.
The plan should include creating awareness among people living in vulnerable areas by conducting periodic mock drills for them on how to use the system in case of earthquakes, he said.
The seminar was organised by the centre of excellence for disaster mitigation and management of IIT, Roorkee.
“Skilled human resources, use of modern tools and a better networking of the available communication systems is necessary to ensure that Uttarakhand fully embraces the new technology of earthquake early warning system,” he said at the seminar.
Held by the disaster mitigation and management centre of IIT Roorkee, the seminar was attended by Chief Secretary N Ravishankar, DGP B S Sidhu and all members of a team led by IIT, Roorkee Professor Ashok Kumar who is running a pilot project on earthquake early warning system in Uttarkashi and Joshimath. It may be noted that the India’s first early earthquake warning system was installed in Dehradun recently.