New Delhi, May 25: Union Home Secretary R.K. Singh will inaugurate the annual conference of Relief Commissioners/ Secretaries, Department of Disaster Management of States/ UTs here on Monday.
The conference, which will be presided over by A.E. Ahmad, Secretary (Border Management), Ministry of Home Affairs, is aimed to review the status of preparedness for dealing with crisis situations resulting from the South-West Monsoon, 2012 and to discuss other disaster management related issues.
Representatives of concerned central ministries, organizations rendering emergency support functions will also participate, besides representatives of Central Armed Police Forces.
India Meteorological Department, Central Water Commission, Ministry of Defence, National Disaster Management Authority, Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services, National Disaster Response Force, Snow and Avalanche Studies Establishment and Indian Space Research Organization will also participate in the conference.
The role of these organizations in preparedness and further enhancement of their capabilities to deal with the disasters will be discussed.
Various issues related to disaster preparedness and other disaster management relating to the States/UTs will be reviewed and discussed. (ANI)