A three day workshop on the "Role of Panchayati Raj Institutions and Urban Local Bodies in Disaster Management" concluded at Institute of Management Public Administration and Rural Development, Srinagar here today.
The workshop was organized by J&KERA under theStrengthening of Disaster Management capacity component of its World Bankfunded JTFRP (Jhelum Tawi Flood Recovery project).
The workshop was attended by the elected representativesfrom more than 30 panchayat/ urban local bodies across the Kashmir Division.Experts briefed the participants about the various aspects of disaster management like role of communitiesin disaster management, community based disaster vulnerability mapping,availability of disaster kits, dry rations, emergency response, importance oflocal volunteers in relief and rescue work, preparation of community baseddisaster management plans and role of councilors in disaster managementmitigation etc. Audio- visual documentaries related to topic were also screenedduring the workshop
The objective of the 3-day workshop was to sensitize andbuild capacities of the elected representatives of PRIs and ULBs in the area ofdisaster management in order to enable them to perform better in case ofnatural disasters at community level.