Azad visits quake-hit Bhaderwah, Doda
Inspects Developmental Works
Doda, May 14: Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare Ghulam Nabi Azad, who is on a visit to the earthquake-affected Doda district, Tuesday visited quake hit areas of Bhaderwah, Ghat and Doda town. He was accompanied by Minister for R&B and Mechanical Engineering Abdul Majid Wani to review the relief and rehabilitation measures.
Speaking on the occasion, Azad underlined the need of adopting advanced earthquake engineering technology in construction works including government as well as private constructions in the region.
He said that recent earthquake “must make us understand the gravity of the issue and adopt latest technology in the construction works so that loss of life and property could be minimized in any such natural calamity.”
Azad said the best possible assistance and relief will be provided to the quake affected people in the region.
He said assessment of damages of residential as well as government property is going on in the entire region by the teams deputed for conduct of survey at block, tehsil and village levels in the entire district.
He also said a team of National Disaster Management Authority New Delhi (NDMA) is also on job to assess the extent of damage in residential as well as government buildings.
Azad also inspected various ongoing developmental works in Bhaderwah and directed the concerned executing agencies to expedite the pace of work for timely completion.
A large number of people met the Union Minister in Ghat, Doda and Bhaderwah blocks and apprised him of the damages caused to their houses by the earthquake.
Later, he visited Government Schools in Ghat, Doda and Bhaderwah and assessed the damages.
MLC, Naresh Kumar Gupta, DDC, Doda, Mubarak Singh and SDM Bhaderwah Dr. R.K Bharti were also present on the occasion.
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