RAMECHHAP: President Ram Baran Yadav today directed the government and concerned authorities to evacuate the survivors of earthquake from the areas that are vulnerable to floods and landslides. President Yadav said some areas had become unsafe due to the April 25 temblor and subsequent aftershocks. Stating that risk of huge landslides and floods during the monsoon is high, President Yadav urged everyone to be alert about the possible devastation. “We need to be proactive in order to mitigate the possible loss of lives and property. It is crucial to prepare necessary equipment, devices and machineries to combat the disaster and save lives and property,” he said. He also directed the leaders and concerned authorities to be more serious about peoples’ genuine problems. President Yadav stated that the government required to pay special attention towards the problems of the farmers regarding the management of seeds, chemical fertiliser and others. He also stressed on the need to protect the snow of the Himalayan region, mud of the hill and forests of the Tarai. He called for necessary study of the geography in the aftermath of the earthquake. He urged the local leaders to identify the genuine problems of the people and come upwith solutions. Nepali Congress Vice president Ramchandra Paudel, CPN-UML Vice-chairperson Bidhya Bhandari and Madhesi leader Sharat Singh Bhandari had accompanied President Yadav. Former state minister Ram Hari Dhungel, CPN-UML district chairman Shanti Prasad Poudel, along with former lawmaker Tara Narayan Shrestha, had briefed President Yadav about problems facing the district and locals. Acting Chief District Officer Sita Ram Thapa and Nepali Army’s Nandabox Battalion Ramechhap Chief Diwakar Bikram Rana briefed President Yadav about the relief distribution, rescue and construction of temporary shelters in the post-quake scenario. President Yadav took stock of quake-affected Duragaun VDC of the district after attending a function in Manthali, the district headquarters.
‘Take proper steps to prevent monsoon disaster’
Published: 08:45 am Jun 13, 2015