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CAG raps Uttarakhand govt on disaster mitigation

Press Trust Of India
Dehradun, March 31, 2011

The Uttarakhand government has come under scanner following a new CAG report that slams the state government for its lackadaisical approach towards implementation of important aspects of disaster prevention, mitigation and preparedness. In its new report which was tabled in the state assembly, the CAG also said that the state disaster management authority formed in October 2007 was virtually non-functional. The state government also failed to incorporate disaster prevention into the development process as envisaged in the Disaster Management Act 2005, it said. [more]