Pune, June 13 : In consonance with its firm resolve to mitigate the hardships felt by the populace during times of natural disaster, the Indian Army prepared itself to provide succour to the locals post the landfall of the fierce cyclone Biparjoy in Gujarat.
The flood relief columns have been rehearsed and kept ready at Bhuj, Jamnagar, Gandhidham, Dharangdhra, Vadodara and Gandhinagar as well as at forward locations at Naliya, Dwarka and Amreli.
The Army authorities have also jointly planned the relief operations with civil administration as well as NDRF. The interaction has given all agencies involved in Disaster Management a platform to share their best practices and gain from each other.
It was also reported that the Gujrat government announced closure of schools in four districts by the Indian Metrological Department. The schools in Kutch district will remain closed till June 15.
Representatives of the Indian Army also attended the meeting chaired by the CM and pledged total support during the time of crisis, said a defence statement Tuesday. The resources have also been made available from neighbouring Rajasthan as well to ensure minimisation of any loss due to the gusty winds and heavy rainfall, the statement added.