TEZPUR, June 17: Sonitpur deputy commissioner Deba Kumar Mishra flagged off ‘Apunar Jibon, Amar Sampad’ – a 14-day door-to-door awareness campaign on flood and Covid in Sonitpur district on Thursday. ADC Romy Baruah, Circle officer Tezpur Pankaj Bora; Dy director of Civil defence J. Deka, DPO, DDMA, PP Sarma, Civil Defence volunteers, gaon pradhans, ASHA workers, CQRT members were also present during the flagging off ceremony.
It may be noted that ‘Apunar Jibon, Amar Sampad’ is a pilot project initiated by Assam State Disaster Management Authority in eleven highly vulnerable revenue circles in the districts of Barpeta, Biswanath, Golaghat, Lakhimpur, Majuli and Sonitpur with the aim to increase awareness levels among the people about the safety precautions to be taken during floods and minimise the loss of human lives and increase awareness about Covid pandemic.
Under this project, the activities conducted will include creating awareness among people to reduce the numbers of loss of lives during floods, especially among the children, creating awareness among the people on flood safety and Covid protocols during the flood season, making the people aware about the ‘Dos and Don’ts’ on preparedness for flood safety during Covid. The team of officials will also create awareness among the people through public announcements and direct communication with households to create an impact on safety during any disaster.
It may be noted that 1,795 households in 20 villages of Tezpur revenue circle under Sonitpur district will be covered under this campaign. Ten teams have been constituted to carry out the awareness campaign under Tezpur revenue circle.