Friday, 14 May 2021 | PNS | Dehradun
The State’s Tourism minister Satpal Maharaaz expressed grief over the incidents of cloudburst in parts of Uttarkashi, Rudraprayag, Chamoli and Nainital districts this month. He said that given the events like cloudburst, it appears that the said Doppler radars in Uttarakhand are probably not functioning effectively. In view of the recent incidents, Maharaaz has written to the director of State meteorological center in Dehradun and instructed him to inform about the functioning of the radars.
He further said that the state government will work towards strengthening the system by compiling the information of these incidents of Doppler radars in Garhwal and Kumaon region so that the damage can be minimised.
He further said that the the State government is following the chief minister Tirath Singh Rawat’s committment to provide relief to the people affected by natural disasters in the shortest possible time. The minister further stated that all possible help is being provided by the government to the rescue teams working in the affected areas to ensure that rescue and relief work can be done at a rapid pace.