Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis inaugurated the World Conference on Disaster Management organised by the state, IIT Bombay and Tata Institute of Social Sciences. In his address on the occasion, the Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said that they are proactive in mitigating any disaster much more than previously.
The Chief Minister said that disaster affects all humanity. 03:06 to 03:46
CM Fadnavis said Maharashtra is one of the most progressive states in the country with the 20th largest economy in the world.
He added that government is trying to make the state drought-proof. Shedding light on a unique scheme on Water conservation through water shed management launched in the state, the Chief Minister said that due to it, they that averted a major disaster and sustained agriculture to large extent.
The Chief Minister endorsed the importance of technology that is reducing the time taken for response, action and mitigation in disaster.
He shared how AI and data was helping the state massively in understanding and taking action during disaster.
He said that the government is looking at ways to mitigate disasters and reduce loss of human lives and economy during and hoped the experts at the Congress will come up with a strategy to reduce the number of disasters by 2030.
The conference saw participation from over 30 countries. The Disaster Management Initiatives and Convergence Society was established in 2005 after the tsunami to enhance understanding and awareness of disaster management and mitigation measures. The first Congress was held in 2008 in Hyderabad and inaugurated by former President Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam. Two meetings were later held in 2015 and 2017 in Visakhapatnam. Zeba Warsia – NMTV News.