A mock 'flood-drill' has been carried out along the Karnali River basin in Rajapur Municipality-1, Daulatpur of Bardiya.

The District Disaster Management Committee took the initiative to conduct the programme to make rescue and search operations effective during the floods.

Nepali Army, Armed Police Force and Nepal Police had provided technical assistance in conducting the flood-induced damage control preparedness event.

A primary aid team of the Nepal Red Cross Society had provided first aid services to the rescued injured in the mock event.

The District Disaster Preparedness and Response Plan, 2021 and Monsoon Early Warning Action Plan have specified a provision to test the plan for its effectiveness.

Inaugurating the practice session, Chief District Officer and District Disaster Management Committee Bardiya coordinator Santa Bahadur Sunar said the drill would help make early preparation for search and rescue of flood survivors in emergency times.