R. Ashok, The Minister of Revenue of Karnataka and who is also the vice president of the State Disaster Management Authority on Thursday informed that Four teams of NDRF (Central Disaster Protection Force) will arrive in the state next week as a precautionary measure in the wake of fears of monsoon rains in the state.
Ashoka said this after chairing a review meeting with deputy commissioners of districts where a red alert has been issued – Chikmagalur, Dakshina Kannada, Udupi, Kodagu, Shivamogga, Davangere, Hassan and Uttara Kannada.
“In every district, one vehicle should be kept ready with all the required equipment to deal with the calamity. They should be used to remove the trees fallen on roads or to take people to safer places in case of floods or landslides” he said.
Four NDRF teams will be stationed in Dakshina Kannada, Kodagu, Belagavi and Raichur. A separate team will monitor the situation in Bengaluru.
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Out of the four NDRF teams, one will be stationed at Dakshina Kannada and will take care of Udupi, Uttara Kannada districts and surrounding areas.
Another team will be stationed at Kodagu and will look into Mysuru, Hassan and Chikkamagalur districts.
The third team stationed at Belagavi will take care of Bagalkot, Vijayapura and surrounding areas.
The fourth team will take care of Raichur, Yadagiri, Ballary, Kalaburagi and surrounding areas.