HAWAI, Jul 9: The Anjaw district administration on Friday reviewed its preparedness for the impending southwest monsoon, potential heat waves, and Glacial Lake Outburst Floods (GLOF) in a meeting chaired on July 5. The meeting was attended by district-level officers and PRI members.

During the review, officials discussed various critical areas to ensure the district's readiness. The administration has set aside ten percent of its Public Distribution System (PDS) rice as buffer stock for emergencies, with rice stocked at FCI Khupa for three months.

Coordination with bazaar secretaries is ongoing to ensure the maintenance of essential ration items, and circle officers and heads of departments have been instructed to guarantee adequate ration supplies during the monsoon season.

Medical personnel have been directed to stock sufficient medicines in community health centers (CHCs) and primary health centers (PHCs). Rapid Response Teams have been established to manage pre- and post-flood situations, and private pharmacies are advised to maintain adequate medicine stocks during the monsoon period.

The Public Health Engineering Department (PHED) is tasked with maintaining water purification supplies and arranging alternate water supply mechanisms in case of damage to existing infrastructure. Public awareness campaigns will be conducted to prevent waterborne diseases.

In terms of infrastructure, the Public Works Department (PWD) and Rural Works Department (RWD) are responsible for road maintenance and positioning machinery for quick clearance in case of road blockages. The Urban Development Department (UD) and the Water Resource Department (WRD) will ensure storm drains are kept clear and waste disposal is managed effectively. Police personnel will be deployed to regulate traffic and ensure safety at vulnerable points.

The importance of maintaining power supply, forming evacuation and search and rescue teams, and identifying temporary relief camps was also emphasized. Control rooms have been activated for situation and damage reporting, and resources are being uploaded to the India Disaster Resource Network (IDRN) website. Preparations for GLOF events and heat wave action plans were thoroughly reviewed.

Additionally, the District Executive Committee (DEC) met to scrutinize and dispose of individual relief assistance cases.