New Delhi. With the flood situation in the Eastern region taking a turn for the worse, Lieutenant General M.M. Naravane, General Officer Commanding in Chief, Eastern Command, took stock of the situation and assured a quick response by the Army on being requisitioned for deployment on flood relief tasks.
A total of 95 flood relief columns along with additional 31 columns as reserve have been kept on ‘Stand by’ for this purpose. Army is closely monitoring the flood situation in close coordination with civil administration in a large number of flood prone areas. There are 152 monitoring stations which will ensure timely warning of an impending crisis due to floods.
Army has alerted flood relief columns to be prepared for deployment on short notice. Mock drills conducted by the nominated army units in the run up to the monsoon will ensure seamless integration of all elements and their synergized application in support of the populace.