Meet on disaster management held

KATHMANDU: Disasters caused by water are the most destructive ones among major natural calamities, said professor Dr Bishal Nath Uprety, the head of Geology Department at Tri-Chandra Campus, at an interaction on natural disaster management organised by the Eco-Nepal. Ananta Raj Pandey, secretary at the Ministry of Forest and Soil Conservation, emphasised on the need of joint work of the government and civil society to minimise the risk of disasters. National Planning Commission member professor Dr Ram Prasad Chaudhary said the commission is determined to involve locals in disaster management. — HNS