Following the conclusion of a meeting on pre-monsoon preparation in Gandhinagar on Wednesday, the state government stated that Gujarat is likely to experience the beginning of the monsoon by June 15 and receive “normal” or “below normal” rainfall this year.
Raj Kumar, the chief secretary, presided over a meeting to assess how well the government was prepared to handle disasters during the monsoon.
Dr Manorama Mohanty, head of Meteorological Centre in Ahmedabad, said monsoon will hit Gujarat by June 15 and bring “normal” or “below normal” rainfall.
The meeting was attended by officials from all government departments, representatives from the three defence arms and Central security agencies, stated an official release.
In case of a monsoon disaster, the meeting was held to ensure the least number of casualties possible. It was requested of each participant to keep their individual disaster management plans on hand.
According to Kamal Dayani, additional chief secretary for revenue, flood control rooms will be installed in every district by June 1. Eleven additional State Disaster Response Force teams and approximately 15 National Disaster Response Force teams will also be kept on standby.