Govt announces ‘policy-level reforms’ for disaster management

home ministry The Ministry of Home Affairs, Singhadarbar, Kathmandu Thug Bahadur KC
The Ministry of Home Affairs, Singhadarbar, Kathmandu

Kathmandu, November 26

The government has started initiatives for policy-level reforms related to disaster management.

According to the Home Ministry, initiatives have been taken to make policies and rules, which are now in implementation, more effective and timely.

The ministry has conducted a consultation meeting for policy-level reforms regarding disaster management today in this regard.

On the occasion, Home Minister Bal Krishna Khand said the state could not lag behind from the responsibility as protecting citizens’ life and property is its first responsibility.

Saying the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Authority was formed based on the necessity, he stressed that such infrastructures should be constructed as per the necessity of the country and it should be reformed timely.

Similarly, Home Secretary Tek Narayan Pandey pointed out the need for serious discussion on the matters regarding what type of infrastructures is needed in disaster risk reduction and management.

The authority’s CEO Anil Pokharel said problems surfaced to carry out activities in a further effective manner in lack of means and resources and human resources.

The chief of the Disaster Management Division of the Home Ministry, Humkala Pandey, said a report would be submitted at the Ministry by integrating suggestions collected in the meeting.

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