Chandigarh: Punjab government on Wednesday demanded setting up of a permanent national disaster management centre at Ludhiana as north zone falls under seismic zone.
The demand was made on behalf of Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal by Financial Commissioner (Revenue) N S Kang at a meeting of National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) with representatives of Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and Chandigarh UT.
Kang said Punjab government has already provided 50 acres of land at Ludhiana to set up the NDMA centre and 39 young professionals have also been recruited.
The Punjab government has also prepared a state disaster management plan and appointed nodal officers in all departments for better coordination in case of any disaster.


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