New Delhi (NVI): Union Cabinet Secretary, Rajiv Gauba today chaired a meeting of the National Crisis Management Committee (NCMC) to review the status of impending Cyclone “Nivar” with the Chief Secretaries of Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Puducherry.
“The chief secretaries of Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Puducherry through video conferencing briefed the NCMC about their preparedness and mentioned that the authorities are fully prepared to meet any eventuality,” a statement from Cabinet Secretariat said.
They also informed the NCMC about the coordination with the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and other agencies to meet the challenge, it added.
The director general of India Meteorological Department (IMD) made presentation on the present situation and mentioned that the status is being shared with the concerned state governments.
In addition, he stated that the impending cyclone is going to affect coastal areas of Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Puducherry between 24 to 26 November.
The Cabinet Secretary further mentioned that we all are aiming at zero loss of life and early restoration of normalcy in the affected areas.
He also stressed that the advisories to fishermen not to go into the sea should be strictly implemented. People living in ‘kutcha’ houses may be advised suitably according to the situation.
The secretaries from the ministries of home, power, telecommunication, civil aviation, shipping and health, the chairman of the Railway Board, the member-secretary of the NDMA, the DG, NDRF and a representative of the Ministry of Defence also informed the NCMC about the arrangements and assistance to the concerned states, the statement noted.