It can be easily observed that the city of Guwahati suffers from vulnerability with respect to a number of hazards. For example:
Considering the vulnerability of the city to different hazards, as well as the probability of occurrence of such hazards, the disasters likely to strike Guwahati may be noted as follows:
Prior to any actual disaster, GMDA is responsible for undertaking and coordinating various short-term, mid-term and long-term measures to mitigate the effect of the disaster [and attempt to eliminate the occurrence of that disaster altogether]. Besides, it is also responsible along with ASDMA, NESAC and the District Administration to establish a Flood Early Warning System [FLEWS] or similar prediction/ preparedness system for other disasters as per the relevant NDMA guidelines.
During the disaster, GMDA is responsible to coordinate the implementation of the mitigation measures [e.g. running of pumps during floods] – in association with the line department concerned [e.g. Water Resources Deptt. of the Govt. of Assam in the instant case].
After the disaster, GMDA has to assess new measures for disaster mitigation.
The Guwahati Development Department with its two component organizations – GMDA and GMC – are at the forefront of disaster management in the city of Guwahati in conjunction with the District Disaster Management Authority of Kamrup (Metropolitan) District. In order to achieve better co-ordination during disasters, the DDMA of Kamrup (M) has formed a Co-ordination Committee with the following members.
|1||Deputy Commissioner, Kamrup (Metro)|
& Chairman (DDMA)
Guwahati Municipal Corporation
|4||ADC cum CEO (DDMA), Kamrup (Metro)||Convenor & Secretary|
|5||SSP, Guwahati City||Member|
|6||SP (Traffic), Guwahati City||Member|
|7||ADC (Development), Kamrup (Metro)||Member|
|8||1 representative from|
Guwahati Development Department
|9||DIPRO, Kamrup (Metro)||Member|
|10||Joint Director of Health Services,|
|11||Divisional Forest Officer (Territorial),|
Kamrup East Division
|12||Divisional Officer (Soil Conservation),|
Kamrup (Metro) Division
|13||Executive Engineers/ District Heads of|
the Engineering Depts in Kamrup (Metro):
viz. PWD (Roads), PWD (Buildings),
PWD (Mechanical), PWD (NH), PHE,
Water Resources (Civil) & (Mechanical)
|14||Project Officer, DDMA, Kamrup (Metro)||Member|
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