Badal seeks joint civil-army action for disaster relief

August 25th, 2008 - 7:03 pm ICT by IANS  

Chandigarh, Aug 25 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal Monday called upon civil and army authorities to formulate a joint action plan to combat any natural calamities in the state. Addressing a meeting of top defence and civilian officers at a Civil-Military liaison conference organized by the Western Command at its headquarters in Chandimandir near here, Badal asked them to work out modalities in accordance with the disaster management plan of the state.

He appreciated the role of the army in extending timely help to hundreds of people in various districts of Punjab affected by floods this month.

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