Governor, Punjab Shiv Raj Patil inaugurated the meeting of National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) at Chandigarh today to decide the action plan for taking Mock-drill Exercise and Awareness Campaign keeping in view Earthquake Scenario at different places of Union Territory Chandigarh, Punjab, Haryana and Himachal Pradesh on 15 January, 2013.

P. Mitra, Additional Chief Secretary headed the team of Officers from Himachal Pradesh. P. Mitra disclosed in the meeting that total ten lifeline buildings have been identified as critical. Nodal Officers for Disaster Management at all the 12 Districts and State Level have been appointed.

With regard to preparation for coming Mock-drill, P. Mitra revealed that training on Incident Response System and Table Top exercise has been done for Mandi Division and Shimla Division. He added that training for Kangra Division has been fixed for 16 to 18 January 2013.

Senior Officers of Chandigarh, Punjab, Haryana and Himachal Pradesh Government attended the meeting.