January 3, 2012
CM meets, Dr. Rajendra K Pachauri over environmental issues, earlier instructs police, fire department and the KMC to work together to ensure public safety
Kolkata: Nobel Laureate Dr. RK Pachauri called on Chief Minister Ms. Mamata Banerjee at Writers' Building and discussed the scope of work in Bengal.
The Energy & Resources Institute headed by RK Pachauri, who also heads the Nobel Prize-winning Intergovernmental Panel for Climate Change , will soon submit its report to the Trinamool-led government on the impact of climate change on Bengal's coastal and hilly areas. Mr Pachauri met the Chief Minister at Writers' Building on Monday to discuss scope of work in Bengal.
Earlier, in a meeting with senior officers of city police, Chief Minister Ms. Mamata Banerjee on Monday expressed her concern over fire hazards in the city. She asked top officers to take stock of the situation and take action accordingly. In the afternoon, she met Kolkata Police commissioner R K Pachnanda and his team comprising all the divisional deputy commissioners and other senior officers.
The Chief Minister specially spoke to DCs in charge of the south-east, central and east suburban divisions as fire breaks out persistently in these areas.
In presence of DG (Fire Services), Ms. Banerjee asked for a coordinated effort to minimize fire-related threats. She asked to recruit civil defense volunteers by providing them two months basic training in firefighting.
Apart from fire hazard, the problem of traffic congestion was also discussed in the meeting. Ms. Banerjee also instructed officials to make proper arrangement for Gangasagar pilgrims.
CM once again reminded the city police top brass to keep close watch on law and order situation. She emphasized on speedy disposal of cases and asked to beef up security through out the year.
Like traffic and fire she was concerned over hooch. Mentioning the recent hooch tragedy, she made clear that police will have to take most stringent action to demolish hooch dens, and even they will have to keep vigil on the carriers to prevent smuggling of illicit liquor in the city.