WB Govt to train home guards for disaster management

The department of disaster management will train home guards attached to the police stations to combat disaster, state minister for disaster management Mr Javed Khan said in the Assembly.

Taking part in the Budget discussion, Mr Khan said that home guards will be trained to handle several gadgets, required to combat disaster. Mr Khan said that if any person wants to take disaster management related training, he will be welcome. He said that more than 20 fire stations will be set up in the state.

“The Left Front government had destroyed the infrastructure of this department but the current government has improved it,” he said. He said that the regional civil defense control center in Kolkata will be modernized.

He assured insurance coverage for the volunteers engaged in different disasters. “The department has also targeted procurement of more boats and modern equipment for the purpose of rescue,” he said. A quick response team barrack will be constructed in all districts, he said.