Ludhiana, March 2, 2021 (Yes Punjab News)
In the wake of the advisory by the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) regarding Heat wave 2021, the Deputy Commissioner Varinder Kumar Sharma on Tuesday directed the officers of the administration to submit ‘Heat Wave Action Plan’ for the district within a week.
In a communiqué to the officers, the Deputy Commissioner, while citing the advisory issued after the prediction of Indian Meteorological Department, asked them to ensure proper preparedness for mitigating and managing the head wave in 2021.
He said that for this a multi-sectoral and multi-dimensional administrative approach involving activities like provision for clean drinking water in the district, temporary shelter and sheds, rescheduling of working hours for outdoor labour and use of parks, providing better emergency medical services, public health, re-schedule load shedding of power to avoid peak heat hour and others must be adopted.
Sharma said that early planning for the potential heat wave in the coming months could help to take appropriate measures to combat adverse impacts of wave.
The Deputy Commissioner said that in order to enable the district to prepare itself for effective management of heat wave conditions, this plan must be submitted within a week so that necessary steps could be taken accordingly.
He said that while preparing the plan focus should be laid on creating awareness amongst the people regarding the Heat Wave Precautionary measures.
Likewise, Sharma said that thrust should also be laid to prevent sunstroke deaths as per the action plan.