Tripura : One Percent Populace To Be Trained In Civil Defense; Ensuring Prompt Emergency Response


  • Abhijit Nath, NET Correspondent, Tripura 

Tripura government had initiated steps to provide training for civil defense to one percent populace of the state with an aim to ensure rapid emergency response even in remote corners of the villages.

The Fire and Emergency Service department Director, Aninda Kumar Bhattacharjee said “Central Training Institute and BSF personnel have extended their support to the Fire Service department to raise more civil defense volunteers”.

“In a bid to deal with natural calamities and fire incidents, the government is striving hard to raise awareness among people. For disaster response, several steps initiated to constitute a team of disaster management volunteers, women SHG workers, Ham radio volunteers and community volunteers”, said Bhattacharjee in a press conference at Civil Secretariat here in Agartala.

He said, “In training the volunteers, master trainers from the Border Security Force have extended their support and 40,000 volunteers across the state to be raised up which is one percent of the state’s total population.”

Recently, 1,000 civil defense volunteers and 2,000 community volunteers have already been trained while 75 ham radio operators have cleared the exams, he added.

Besides, the fire department has also revised the process of obtaining no objection certificate (NOC) from the fire service department for private and commercial infrastructures.

On the other hand, Fire Service and Emergency Response department Secretary, Apurba Roy said, “The previous system has been revised and the entire procedure has been made online. Now, an applicant can submit all the necessary documents from home and within a stipulated time of 28 days while the department is bound to process the application. If there is requirement for any other documents, then the department can contact the applicant.”