Experts mull over disaster risk reduction in northeast

| Updated: Jul 15, 2016 20:36 IST

Kohima (Nagaland), July 15 (ANI): A workshop-cum-seminar on disaster risk reduction in the context of climate change was recently held in Kohima, where experts discussed measures to deal with natural disaster. The need to strengthen disaster preparedness in the Northeast along with mass involvement of the public and allied departments was stressed at the recently held workshop on Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) in Dimapur. Nagaland Chief Minister T.R Zeliang graced the event and asked the people and authorities concerned to remain prepared to deal with any disaster. He also expressed concern over increasing frequency and intensity of natural disaster due to climate change. The workshop was also aimed at creating awareness and promoting peoples' action to ensure that natural hazards do not take the shape of disasters. "Nagaland is one of the most proactive states in Northeast India. The quality of the boys and manpower is worthy. I rate them as best because if you give them any direction, they learned it very quickly. In that sense, introducing technology and get prepared for the risk in disaster, I think Nagaland will be the best," said Sanjiv Nair, Director General, NECTAR. "There are four Cs that we need to think of. i.e. Community, Coordination, Collaboration, Capital because without capital there is no talking," P.D. Rai, Lok Sabha MP from Sikkim . Mass awareness and participation of people will be a game changer in disaster risk reduction. Climate Change remains a global concern and prevention will help to reduce the risk of disasters like floods, earthquakes and tsunamis. (ANI)