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LG Baijal, CM Kejriwal monitor mock exercise for disaster management

NEW DELHI: Lieutenant Governor of Delhi Anil Baijal and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday monitored the multi-state level mock exercise for disaster management in Delhi. The exercise involved the participation of all stakeholders, including revenue districts of Delhi NCR, Indian Army and Central armed police forces including National Disaster Response Force.

"The LG and the CM were briefed at the Emergency Operation Centre (EOC) of Divisional Commissioner, Delhi. Preparedness activities were reviewed through interaction with the Chief Secretary and senior officials; and a decision was taken to take up certain major initiatives in a time-bound manner. Anil Baijal and CM Arvind Kejriwal requested NDMA to assist the State

Government in this regard. Lt. Gen. N. C. Marwah (Retd.), Member, NDMA, assured them requisite support. Later, they all visited Bara Hindu Rao Hospital, one of the sites for the simulation exercise," noted a statement.

This Exercise is the first in a series of mock exercises on various disasters that will be conducted under the Centre's 100-day Action Plan on disaster preparedness. The government later said the drill, carried out in coordination with the National Disaster Management Authority, was successful. NDRF commandant Pradeep Srivastava said that the mock drill was conducted in 18 districts in Delhi-NCR and 10 teams having 35 personnel each were involved in the drill.

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