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Local levels identifying areas of disaster risk in Tanahu, Nepal
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this year only the floods and landslides had buried 13 to death in different parts of the district and the risk are still looming large in the area
(Amina Thapa, 6, of Rising Gaonpalika-8, Bhasikile, Tanahu, who lost her parents in a landslide, with her grandfather. The girl’s parents, uncle and sister were killed in the landslide on July 13. Photo courtesy, Tanahun, 26 July, 2020. Photo: Indra Aale)

DAMAULI: Local levels in Tanahun district are planning to identify potential areas of risk stemming from monsoon rain-induced disaster.

It may be noted that this year only the floods and landslides had buried 13 to death in different parts of the district and the risk are still looming large in the area. Keeping such vulnerability in mind, the local levels here are mooting to identify risk zones in their respective areas and adopt measures for mitigating risk. A meeting of the district disaster management committee on Wednesday decided to further activate the local disaster management committee and make arrangement for its continuous coordination and linkage with the district emergency work operation centres and cluster leaders.

Assistant Chief District Officer Chitrangat Baral informed necessary directive was already issued to the concerned authorities to remain standby with the preparation of emergency aid materials to control such disaster events during the monsoon time. The district administration has also issued directive to keep the search and rescue teams comprising Nepal Army, Nepal Police and Armed Police Force personnel standby for effectively carrying out relief and rescue works. According to him, the district administration has requested the Home Ministry for the release of Rs 5 million to be deposited in the District Disaster Management Fund.

Likewise, the meeting decided to request the district disaster management committee, local disaster management committee and concerned government and non-government organizations to remain prepared with the management of emergency relief materials. The district-based concerned line agencies are also making preparation to carry out necessary repair and maintenance of the disaster-devastated physical infrastructure related to road, electricity, drinking water, irrigation and telecommunication and help bring back the life to normal. The committee meeting has also decided to request the Gandaki State government to provide relief to the flood and landslide hit farmers who also submitted their applications seeking relief suppor

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