Expedite heatwave relief work, negligence will not be tolerated: Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, in a high-level meeting concerning the heatwave condition in the state, directed that special vigilance be maintained in sensitive districts and arrangements be made to compensate victims within 24 hours.


ANI | Updated: 01-06-2024 23:45 IST | Created: 01-06-2024 23:45 IST
Expedite heatwave relief work, negligence will not be tolerated: Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath (Photo/ANI). Image Credit: ANI
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Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, in a high-level meeting concerning the heatwave condition in the state, directed officials that special vigilance be maintained in sensitive districts and arrangements be made to compensate victims within 24 hours. He also instructed officials to ensure special monitoring to prevent the loss of human and animal lives due to the heatwave. Yogi also directed officials to prepare and submit a weekly report to the Chief Minister's office.

He said, "Negligence concerning the intense heat will not be tolerated. Any officer found negligent will face strict action." Cane Commissioner and Relief Commissioner (additional charge) Prabhu Narayan Singh said that considering the state's extreme heat and heatwaves every year, the department prepared an action plan in April. "Under this plan, continuous work is being carried out in every district of the state. Additionally, continuous publicity is being conducted at the tehsil level to alert residents about the heatwave."

He mentioned that the general public is being made aware of the dos and don'ts to protect themselves from the heatwave and stay safe. Residents are being informed through newspapers, radio jingles, posters, and loudspeakers so that they can not only safeguard themselves but also warn others. Additionally, special monitoring is being carried out by the department in the state's highly sensitive cities. In these cities, teams formed by the district administration are continuously inspecting the field. Prabhu Narayan Singh mentioned that under the Chief Minister's directives, all District Magistrates have been instructed to immediately share information regarding casualties due to the heatwave with the department so that compensation can be provided to the affected families within 24 hours.

He also explained that considering the state's geographical conditions, the state government has included 21 types of casualties in natural disasters. "Additionally, advance funds are released to all districts within 24 hours to ensure immediate response to such situations." The Relief Commissioner stated that the intensity of heat has increased in UP over the past three to four days. In response, the dissemination of heatwave-related guidelines has been ramped up via newspapers and radio jingles. Furthermore, residents are continuously being advised through various channels to avoid going outside during the afternoon.

Furthermore, people are being urged to contact the department's helpline number if they notice any symptoms related to the heatwave to ensure proper treatment. He also mentioned that a fund of Rs 1.71 crore has been allocated for radio jingles. Additionally, there is a provision to provide a compensation of Rs 4,00,000 for casualties due to the heatwave. Singh informed that following the Chief Minister's directives, all District Magistrates in the state have been alerted. (ANI)

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