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Disaster Management Plan for Konkan

A committee of experts to search for landslide sites

Mumbai: A disaster management plan costing Rs 3,200 crore has been prepared to alleviate the effects of cyclones and heavy rains. The disaster mitigation project will be implemented in view of the damage caused by the cyclone in the coastal district and the proposal was approved in the state cabinet meeting on Wednesday. The government has also decided to set up a committee of experts to look into the causes of landslides and landslides across the state and suggest solutions.

The Konkan has been badly damaged by cyclones and heavy rains. Considering the possibility of recurrence of such incidents in future also, an important decision has been taken in the Cabinet meeting to implement this Konkan Disaster Management Program. Out of the Rs 3,200 crore project, Rs 2,000 crore will be spent from the state disaster mitigation fund and the remaining Rs 1,200 crore will be made available from the state fund in the next four years.

In this project, a 4 year master plan will be prepared for capacity building and preparation as well as proper and comprehensive utilization of mitigation funds. And project monitoring groups and consultants will be appointed for its effective implementation.

Approval was also given to spend 7% of the available funds for capacity building and preparation and 3% of the funds available for mitigation from the provision sanctioned to the department from the state plan.

In order to prevent such accidents in the future, the state government has asked the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Pvt. A committee of experts has been constituted under the chairmanship of Ravi Sinha. To help this committee, Prof. A committee of experts has been constituted under the chairmanship of Dr. Sinha. These include Satish Thigale, Assistant Professor Dr. Bhavana Umbrikar and others.

Some other decisions of the Cabinet

A decision was taken in the cabinet meeting to give the first revised administrative approval for the expenditure of Rs. Due to this project 2 thousand 232 hectare area in 7 villages of Amravati taluka will come under irrigation.

A decision was taken in the cabinet meeting to waive the stamp duty of about Rs.

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