Haryana Govt Prepares Draft Action Plan On Climate Change

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Haryana Chief Secretary T.V.S.N. Prasad on Thursday (6th June 2024) said that the State Government has prepared a draft action plan on climate change, which will be sent to the Central Government soon. Besides, an action plan will soon be implemented to remove silt from water bodies. Mr. Prasad gave this information after attending the meeting of the National Disaster Management Committee chaired by the Union Cabinet Secretary. The meeting was convened to review the preparedness and response measures taken to deal with the heat wave situation prevailing in many parts of the country.
 
He said that the State Government has taken comprehensive measures to reduce the impact of heat waves and protect the health of the general public. The Revenue and Disaster Management Department has issued detailed instructions to all Deputy Commissioners and Administrative Secretaries of stakeholder departments. These emphasize the need for effective strategies to deal with heat waves and appointing nodal officers to monitor the works. Mr. Prasad said that Rs 26 crore 75 lakh has been allocated for required resources to deal with heat wave conditions and for the treatment of heatwave related diseases.

Disclaimer: This press release is sourced from News On AIR, Prasar Bharti and Press Information Bureau India (PIB).

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