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  1. 1. A Report on“Sharing Preparedness Measures on Flood Response in Bihar” 2011 Friday, July 15, 11:30 am to 8:00 pm at Hotel Chanakya, Patna, Bihar OrWorkshop on “Sharing Preparedness Measures on Flood Response in Bihar” 2011, inaugurated by Dr. Renu KumariKushwaha, Honorable Minister, DDM, GoB at Hotel Chanakya, Patna on 15 July2011 Organized by Bihar Inter Agency Group Supported by IDF-Water Aid, UNICEF & CARITAS India Bihar Inter Agency Group Secretariat: ODRC Office 21/A-1, Patliputra Colony,Patna-800013, Email :,
  2. 2. LIST OF CONTENTS1. Background2. Proceedings of the workshop3. Government Initiatives on Flood Preparedness and Response4. NGOs Involvement in Flood Preparedness5. Press Clipping6. Key Presentations a. Annexure 1 b. Annexure 2 c. Annexure-3 (Note: Presentations would be provided on request)7. List of Participants8. Workshop Schedule9. Invitation Letter Prepared by: Bihar IAG Team : Mr. Jeevan Kumar, Documentation Coordinator, Ms. Richa Sinha, Intern,B-IAG, Ms. Aparna Shekhar, Intern, B-IAG, Ms. Monika, Intern, Bihar IAG Interns, Bihar IAG Address: Bihar IAG Secretariat , ODRC, 21/A-1 Patliputra Colony, Patna-13 Tel.-0612-2270399, Fax-0612-2270400 Bihar Inter Agency Group Secretariat, ODRC Office, 21/A-1, Patliputra Colony,Patna-800013 2
  3. 3. Sharing Preparedness Measures on Flood Response in Bihar” 20111. Background:The varied frequency and the impact of floods pose devastating impacts on resources andcapital of the disaster prone areas of the state. Koshi, Darbhanga, Tirhut and BhagalpurNaugachhiya zone are regularly devastated by flood. In the years 1978, 1987, 1998, 20042007 and 2008 Bihar witnessed high magnitudes of flood. The total area affected by floodshas also increased during these years. Flood of 2004 demonstrates the severity of floodproblem when a vast area of 23490 Sq Km was badly affected by the floods of Bagmati,Kamla & Adhwara groups of rivers causing loss of about 800 human lives, even whenGanga, the master drain was flowing low. North Bihar Important Rivers namely Ghaghra,Gandak, Burhi Gandak, Kosi and Mahananda etc. fall into river Ganga, the master drainflowing from west to east, whereas Bagmati- Adhwara, Kamla-Balan etc. drain into theGanga through the Kosi. Due to lack of planned initiatives on mitigation andpreparedness measures has further increased the vulnerability of the state to the flood.However, with changing scenario and paradigm shift in Disaster Management is beingoccurred in the state of Bihar, as it has also carried out significant changes in itsapproach to tackle the issue more effectively and efficiently. Blue Book on Disaster Management : Launched by Dr. Renu Kumari Kushwaha,Honorable Minister, Department of Disaster Management, Govt. of Bihar Honorable Minister, DDM, GoB, Dr. Renu Kumari Kushwaha launched the Blue Book on Disaster Management in Bihar with Mr. S.K.Dwivedi, P.O. Water Aid, Lucknow , Honorable Minister launched a “Blue Book” on Disaster Management in Bihar developed by a team of disaster practitioners with the support of IDF-WATER AID. The Blue Book encompasses the essential contacts details of Government and Non-Government stakeholders concerned with supporting preparedness measures at different level.In view of it and to review the progress being done on flood preparedness by involvedstakeholders a workshop on the theme “Sharing Preparedness Measures on FloodResponse in Bihar” 2011 has been organized by Bihar Inter Agency Group on Friday, July15, 11:30 am to 8:00 pm at Hotel Chanakya, Buddha Marg, Patna, Bihar.The workshop was aimed to sharing the preparedness activities being carried out fromGovernment and Non-Government Organizations. The basic idea was to build a synergyamong BIAG members and Department of Disaster Management, Government of Bihar forflood preparedness in Bihar.The workshop was organised by Bihar Inter Agency Group with special support from IDF-Water Aid, UNICEF and CARITAS India. Bihar Inter Agency Group Secretariat, ODRC Office, 21/A-1, Patliputra Colony,Patna-800013 3
  4. 4. 2. Proceeding of the Workshop: Dr. Renu Kumari Kushwaha, Honorable Minister and Sri Vyas Jee Principal Secretary,Department of Disaster Management, Govt. of Bihar were the chief guests of the workshop.The occasion was graced prominent dignitaries who graced the occasion were Mr.Satyanarayan, Joint Secretary, BSDMA, Dr. Madhubala, BSDMA, Mr. Sanjay Pandey,Covenor, Bihar Inter Agency Group, Mr. Mr. Santosh Dwivedi, Programme Officer, WaterAid, Mr. B.B. Sarkar, Emergency Officer, UNICEF, Bihar Field Office, Mr. Manoj Verma,Director, IDF and Mr. Yudhithira Panigrahi, Programme Coordinator-DRR, Save thechildren, Bihar, S.K. Pati, Save the Children, Bihar, Mr. P.K. Praveen, Regional Manager,East India, Mr. Sujeet Ranjan, State Director, CARE-Bihar, Mr. Girish Peter, State Officer,CARITAS India, Bihar, Mr. Tusar Kanti Das, State Manager, Plan India, Bihar, Mr.Subhasis Roy, Programme Manager, LWR and Mr. K. Prem Kumar, P.O. World Vision,Bihar etc. . Apart from them more than 70 representatives from Government Department,non-government organizations from various districts of Bihar, representatives fromacademic institutions, grassroots disaster management practitioners including mediapersonals participated in the workshop. Executive Summary On 15th July, 2011, B-IAG conducted a one day pre-monsoon workshop on the Sharing Preparedness Measures on Flood Response in Bihar-2011. We all are aware of the destruction caused by the flood, especially in flood prone areas like Supaul, Saharsa, Madhepura, East Champaran,West Champaran, Araria, Muzaffarpur, Sitamarhi, etc. So, it was good to learn that the organizations were mainly focusing in the area of public awareness, water and sanitation facilities, providing rescue kit, availability of potable drinking water, grain banks etc. which are necessary measures to be taken before, during and after the flood. Dr. Renu Kumari Kushwaha, Honorable Minister, Department of Disaster Management, Govt. of Bihar inaugurated the workshop and emphasized on the need not only focus on Disaster like flood but also natural calamities like earthquake, drought and fire etc. She showed her deep concern about the people who have left out in availing the preparedness benefits due to lack of awareness among them. Sri Vyas ji, Principle Secretary, Department of Disaster Management, conversed about the ways of developing the synergy between Governmental and Non-governmental organization on disaster management and preparedness measures. Major outcomes of the workshop: • Developing synergy between Govt. and Non-Government organisation/UN/INGOs to avoid the duplication of efforts in interventions. • Bihar IAG should do micro assessment in Kosi region in the high flood risk areas. • Sharing of data and informations on the flood preparedness level between and non- government organizations. • Emphasis should be given on awareness generation through mock drills, community mobilization, search and rescue training etc. • Interventions must focus on providing basic relief and response measures like boats, hand pumps, food items, shelter, medicines etc. • Strengthening of Early Warning System and Information Centers. • Developing the teams of trained volunteers on flood response. Bihar Inter Agency Group Secretariat, ODRC Office, 21/A-1, Patliputra Colony,Patna-800013 4
  5. 5. Mr. Sanjay Pandey, Convenor, B-IAG, talking about the inaugural session deliberations came out with some of the important points that should be kept in mind for developing the preparedness plan. The priority was given to the early warning system, information centers, availability of basic provisions like boats, hand-pumps, food, shelter, medicines, etc. A big force of volunteers has indeed been developed through this.He also suggested that there should be adetailed discussion on preparednessmeasures in all the areas and the contactinformation should be made available. Healso informed that 100 boats are proposedto be made available. DevelopmentCommittees should be set up on a largescale awareness programmes andawareness workshops should often be held. Mr. Sanjay Pandey, Convenor, Bihar IAGMr. Sanjay Pandey, Convenor, B-IAGinvited Dr. Renu Kumari Kushwaha, Honorable Minister, Disaster Management, Govt. ofBihar to speak a few words and enlightened the audience with her thoughts andsuggestions.3. Government initiatives on Flood PreparednessDr. Renu Kumari Kushwaha, Honorable Minister, Department of Disaster Management,Govt. of Bihar inaugurated the workshop. She recalled about the severity of Kosi flood2008, showed her deep concern about those people who have suffered due to lack of awareness on disaster preparedness. She also talked about imparting the preparedness messages through mock drills and related awareness programmes. She articulated about one of the very profound ideas to not only focus on Disaster like flood but also natural calamities like earthquakes, drought and fire, etc. and there should also be a preparedness plan for such situations. Another vivid suggestion was to focus on the use of Hindi language in verbal and written Lt o R: Honorable Minister, DDM, GoB, Dr. Renu Kumari communications as well, so that the Kushwaha, , Mr. S.K.Dwivedi, P.O. Water Aid, Lucknow and informations, ideas and suggestions reach to Mr. Sanjay Pandey, Convenor, Bihar IAG the people working at the village levels too. A lotof awareness programmes must be planned for a better result. She emphasized the need ofsustained coordination between the Government and NGOs. She appreciated Bihar IAG forthe preparedness efforts being done in various flood prone areas of the state.Further, she acquainted that the 21 Crisis Management Group (CMG) have beenconstituted by the State Government for providing needful response during the disasters.She also talked about the relief incentives being provided by the State Government to floodaffected people. Bihar Inter Agency Group Secretariat, ODRC Office, 21/A-1, Patliputra Colony,Patna-800013 5
  6. 6. The second session was dealt on the preparedness status from the Government forpromoting the unified flood response strategy.The second session started in the gracious presence of Sri Vyas ji, Principal Secretary,Department of Disaster Management, Govt. of Bihar, had a short round of introduction ofgrassroots workers came from various districts of the state. Mr. Sanjay Pandey,Convenor, Bihar Inter Agency Group briefed about the first session activities anddeliberations.Sri Vyas ji, started his deliberation with the emphasis on building synergybetween Government and Non-Government Organization for responding theflood in appropriate manner. He assured that in this way we could avoid theduplication of efforts in terms of preparedness. He acknowledged that we areready for tackling the flood situation and we must welcome the monsoonsbecause that would be a boon for the farmers. Focusing on the Kosiembankment at Beerpur, Supaul, he said that if it breaks, the flow would hitareas like Supaul, Madhepura, Saharsa, etc. He ensured that we have prepared to dealwith the situation and recommended that the preparedness plan of Bihar IAG should bedeveloped keeping in view of the existing situations. Since the destruction caused can beintense, to avoid the disastrous consequences, we need to focus on multi-sectoral issuesarises during the flood. Needs of vulnerable groups should be taken care of as a priorityand planning should be done accordingly.Mr. Amar, Secretary, SSEVK, East Champaran articulated that there are various othersmall rivers, embankments, etc are also being affected by the flood. Here, Sri Vyas jiexpressed that 8-10 hours of rain would definitely not result in flood. It would in fact be aboon, especially in the areas of East Champaran , as it is the famous land of ricecultivation. According to the information, the level of water in Bihar is falling rapidly andtherefore only the genuine problems should be given the priority.Mr. Sanjay Kumar, Jagaran Kalyan Bharti, Forbesganj, Araria , informed that areas likeAraria and Purnea might be affected badly by flood. Sri Vyas ji responded that thepreparedness measures have already been taken, as I said earlier. He also emphasizedthat priority should be given to those areasthat have a greater possibility of flood due tothe breakage of the embankments.Mr. Babul Prasad, Chairman, IDF, Patnaraised the issue on the availability ofdrinking water, medicines and toilet facilitiesetc. during emergencies. Sri Vyas ji repliedthat the facility of mobile aid will start inJune end. The mobile aid team has greatimportance not only in health camps but alsoin many other contexts. Health Departmentinformed us that at every region a mobile aidmedical team with medicine facility would be Sri Vyas jee, Principal Secretary, DDM, GoB interacted with grassroots Disaster Management Practitioners from UNavailable to fulfill the immediate requirement agencies/NGOs/ CBOsof the people in need. It is more important toprovide these facilities to the affected people and keeping the drinking water fresh by useof halogen and chlorine tablets. Bihar Inter Agency Group Secretariat, ODRC Office, 21/A-1, Patliputra Colony,Patna-800013 6
  7. 7. Involvement of NGOs in Flood Preparedness Ms. Soma Sinha, Assistant Coordinator, Bihar IAG started the inaugural session by giving a brief introduction on B-IAG, its functions, roles and responsibilities etc.. She expressed that the basic objectives of the workshop is to assess the updates in preparedness activities being done by the non- government organisations and Government departments. The first session activities dealt about the level of flood preparedness activities being done by non-government orgnaisations and further it would be followed by the jointassessment.Further, she requested the participants to introduce themselves by giving a brief note ontheir organization’s preparedness activities being conducted till the day.A series of detailed presentations were given by the member agencies on theirpreparedness plan 2011.Mr. Santosh Dwivedi Programme Officer, WATER AID, Lucknow,expressed that they have demonstrated the best practices on WASH in 60villages across 5 districts of Bihar. He drew attention about their experienceswhile working in flood-prone areas like Saharsa, Madhubani and Sitamarhietc.He articulated that they shared it with Government authorities for its widerreplication, community consultation and general assessment of the flood situation. Theyhave worked on the issues of water and sanitation being faced by the community duringfloods. The vital components of their interventions include identification and selection ofthe site by the community, orientation and training of village volunteers, construction ofall weather toilets and installation of raised platform hand pumps etc. He expressed thatcreated WASH facilities is being in use under community ownership. Demonstration ofWASH, development of emergency preparedness plan in Bihar and Capacity Building ofthe Govt. officials were the key outcomes of this intervention. Mr. Banku Bihari Sarkar, Emergency Officer, UNICEF, Bihar field Office, shared the UNICEF emergency preparedness plan 2011. He acquainted that they are ready for immediate response to 20000 population (4000 families) in case of any emergency. He expressed that we are already working in the flood affected areas on rights of women and children, pre-positioning of emergency supplies like sanitation, health and education in the partnership of local NGOs etc. He also talked about UNICEF initiatives like developingpool of trained volunteers, community level flood preparedness through CBDRRprogramme. He also shared about UNICEF support being provided for strengthening ofBihar IAG and developing partnership for preparedness and response with Red R India,OXFAM and Save the Children.Mr. Yudhishtira Panigrahi, Programme Coordinator-DRR, Save the Childrenstarted his presentation by talking briefly about Save the Children and itsperpetual motto of “first to come and last to go”. He spoke that we had startedworking in 1919 with the focus on protection of women and children in Bihar.They are working to ensure a child friendly spaces equipped with appropriatelearning opportunities. . One of the issue that they are focusing on is theeducation of children even after the occurrence of destruction. Bihar Inter Agency Group Secretariat, ODRC Office, 21/A-1, Patliputra Colony,Patna-800013 7
  8. 8. To ensure better preparedness, they are working according to the task force umbrellaplanned by them. This task force umbrella’s prime goal is to ensure the safety of therespective village during crisis.He shared the Save the children initiatives likedeveloping child friendly flood safe shelter (CFFSS) in Khagaria, Araria andMadhepura etc. Places for the children/women, disabled children/women havebeen planned to setup. Almost 130 hand-pumps and small basins will also bemade for children to ensue community level unified response.He also requestedMinister, Dr. Renu Kumari Kushwaha Department of Disaster Management, Gov.of Bihar for inauguration of flood shelters developed by Save the Children.Mr. Girish Peter, State Manager, CARITAS India, Bihar articulated thatCARITAS is working with 5 partner organizations in flood prone areas ofBihar. Emergency response support team has been setup comprising 2members from each of the member organisation. The team has been trainedon emergency assessment and response. CARITAS and CRS have 3800 NFIkits, 4 boats positioned at flood prone districts. Mr. Tushar Kanti Das, State Manager, Plan India expressed that Plan India is being involved in providing the relief and rescue training of volunteers at community level at the focal districts of the organisation. Ms. Annie Mishra, DPO, CARE gave updates about the operational areas and resources allocation during the flood. She also informed that CARE-Bihar also have stocks of prepositioning materials for flood response. Mr. K. Prem Kumar, World Vision, Bihar expressed that world vision has been working in districts like Vaishali, Muzaffarpur, Ara, Nawada, Jamuai etc. World Vision formed Child protection clubs, disaster management plans under its CBDP programme. Ms. Beenita Prasad, Red Cross Society, Patna gave a brief introduction on the Red Cross Society and notified that they are working at district, block and the village levels and a State Disaster Response team has also been setup to ensure a systematic and resourceful floodpreparedness outcome. Honorable Minister, DDM, GoB, Dr. Renu Kumari Kushwaha observed the flood preparedness materials developed by IDF- Water AidMs. Vandana Singh, Red Cross Society, Patna spoke that they haveestablished information communication network which are responsible fordisseminating the messages on flood situation promptly to people in needduring the emergencies. Bihar Inter Agency Group Secretariat, ODRC Office, 21/A-1, Patliputra Colony,Patna-800013 8
  9. 9. Mr. Julious Amit, IDF, Patna have stated that they had started working withthe support of Water Aid since 2007 on disaster preparedness in Samastipur,Darbhanga, Muzaffarpur and Madhubani districts etc. He expressed that theyhave been working in more than 25 villages focusing on water sanitation andproviding emergency kits, which comprises of basic relief materials like lifejackets, medicines, food, etc. They are also involved in providing raised toilets,hand pumps and water tanks too. Mr. Vishal Vaswani, Consultant, Department of Disaster Management, talked about Bihar State Disaster Management initiatives on awareness generation and also mentioned about organising Chetna Rath in flood prone districts, He also talked about BSDMA involvement in promotion of Disaster Research in the state.Mr. Naveen Kumar Rai, from Bal Mahila Kalyan, Katihar expressed abouttheir involvement in creating awareness for flood preparedness throughorganizing meeting of kisan clubs, youth clubs and provided training ondisaster preparedness specifically for the highly susceptible areas. Mr. Sanjay Kumar, Jagaran Kalyan Bharti, Forbesganj, Araria expressed that they have formed a team of volunteers by involving about 54 non-government organisations of the area, who will be responsible for response actions as and when flood occurs. Mr. Pradeep Priyadarshi , Pragati Gramin Vikas Samiti, Patnaacquainted that since 2007, they have been working on the flood prone areaslike Madhepura and Supaul etc . He informed that they have formed aDisaster Preparedness Samiti at village level in East Champaran, WestChamparan and Muzaffarpur and also established Apada Sahayata Kendra inthese areas. They have also setup information centers for providing latestinformations on flood situation. Munish Om Prakash Singh, KGVS, Araria informed that they have setup a co-ordination committee by involving the local NGOs for creating awareness on flood preparedness. Mr. Pankaj, JPSK, Bettiah informed that they are involved in developing stocks storage (umbrella, medicines, grains, etc.) and informations updates tools on the water level rise - fall and itsproper communication among the nearby people. Mr. Ramesh Pankaj from MDA, Muzaffarpur expressed that since last 5 years, they have been making efforts in creating awareness for a preparedness and response in Katra block during flood. He also informed that we have grain banks, facilities for women care and having a better and regular communication within the District and State Government.Mr. Kaushal Kishore, SPKGS, Khagaria informed about the preparednessinitiatives taken by them, which include the setting up of disastermanagement committees at panchayat level which will be responsible forproviding training on preparedness among the vulnerable groups. Bihar Inter Agency Group Secretariat, ODRC Office, 21/A-1, Patliputra Colony,Patna-800013 9
  10. 10. Mr. Paras Nath Singh, CARD, Samastipur, reported that they are involved with various NGOs and are working with 40 villages with special emphasis on community mobilization. A committee is being set up focusing mainly on the early warning system, processes and procedures. A flood information resource center has also been set up in many villages; these are act as sites for collecting the information updates and its dissemination to the concerned stakeholders. They have also identifies the shelter points for storage of floodrelief materials in the identified villages.Mr. Digamber Mandal, SCK, Madhubani acquainted that with the assistanceof UNICEF, disaster management committees have been setup in almost 25villages of Madhepur block of Madhubani district. The disaster managementplans have been prepared at village level. He also expressed that theirpreparedness have been done at three levels viz. organisation, family andcommunity. Mr. Amar, SSEVK, East Champaran expressed that as we all know that both East and West Champaran hit badly this year due to heavy downpour. He recalled about the recent flood taken place at Yogapatti, Nautan and Barria blocks of the West Champaran and Ramgarhwa in Banjari block of East Champaran . He acquainted that response was definitely being taken but it was at the local level and people were regularly seeking for government response.further,he spoke that disaster management committees have been set up to provide therelief and rescue to the people in need. As compared to the earlier situations, 4 to 5 boatshave been made available. The basic necessities like, food and shelter has been put on theuplands (Machan) for the storage of relief materials and temporary shelters have also beensetup for the animals. He informed that a meeting to review the preparedness actions willbe held on 28 July and further action plan will be chalked out.Mr. Y.K. Gautam, JJS, Patna updated about the volunteers training andensure their availability in 12 village of Madhepura district. Mr. Kapileshwar Ram, PGVS, Patna expressed that they have experience of drought preparedness at places like Arwal, Gaya, Jehanabad Nawada, and also having the experience of flood preparedness in Saharsa and Supaul districts through involvement a network of various organizations . Mr. Girdhari Ram, VMV, Bettiah talked about the organisationinitiatives on relief and rehabilitation and volunteers training. Mr. Satyendra Prasad, Navjagriti, Saran informed that Navjagriti has been working in 83 villages of Khagaria, Samastipur, Sitamarhi and Saran districts on flood and water logging issues. DRR committees have been setup, preparedness materials and rescue kits have been prepositioned in these villages. All these villages have the grain banks facility to fulfill the needs of villagers during the extreme situations.Ms. Lajwanti Jha, MBJS, Saharsa informed that MBJS has worked out forchecking up of raised land spaces that have been used for relief materialsstorage, shelter spaces etc. Bihar Inter Agency Group Secretariat, ODRC Office, 21/A-1, Patliputra Colony,Patna-800013 10
  11. 11. Mr. Rajan Kumar, Vikas Sarthi, Gopalganj, spoke that they have been working with the team of 15 member orgnaisations for ensuring the response during the flood. Grain Banks have also been setup at some locations. Mr. Koushelendra Kumar, BGJS, Begusarai spoke that volunteers training is being done at some places. Mr. Ganesh Prasad Singh, Adithi, Patna spoke that they are associated with OXFAM and CARE and their interventions are focused on flood affected areas like Saharsa, Sitamarhi etc. Their main focus is on providing safe drinking water, hand pumps and boats. Grain banks have also been setup and work is being done on functioning of water purification units at some places.Mr. Ramchandra Roy, BGVPS, Sitamarhi, stated that BGVPS has beenworking in Sitamarhi, Supaul, Sheohar districts on flood preparedness.Disaster management committees have been formed in 9 villages. Mr. Ramesh Kumar GPSVS, Madhubani, spoke that they have been working in Madhubani and Supaul districts under the CBDP and CBDRR programme. Ms. Suman Singh, Sakhi, Madhubani, articulated that they have been working in 25 villages of Andharathani block of Madhubani district and 20 villages of Triveniganj block of Supaul district.Volunteers have been trained in these villages; they have 20 boats and onemotorboat and they are ready to deal with flood situation at least for 15 dayson by own.Ms. Aparna Shekhar, an intern of B-IAG, gave a summary on the inaugural session. Shespoke about the preparedness measures that are being taken by Bihar IAG membersworking at the state, district as well as block levels. Members were from Samastipur,Muzaffarpur, East Champaran, West Champaran, Supaul, Saharsa, Madhubani,Madhepura, Araria, etc. Lto R: Ms. Aparna Shekhar, intern of B-IAG and Key dignitaries on dais Bihar Inter Agency Group Secretariat, ODRC Office, 21/A-1, Patliputra Colony,Patna-800013 11
  12. 12. Mr. Manoj K. Verma, Director, IDF, Patna expressed his cordial thanks to all themembers of Bihar Inter Agency Group for their meticulous efforts for organizing theworkshop. He specially expressed his thanks to Honorable Minister Dr. Renu KumariKushwaha Department of Disaster Management, Govt. of Bihar, and Sri Vyas Jee,Principal Secretary, Department of Disaster Management, Govt. of Bihar for their valuableinputs and suggestions in the entire day ofdiscussion.He appreciated the continued efforts of Mr.Sanjay Pandey, Convenor, Bihar Inter AgencyGroup, Mr. Banku Bihari Sarkar, EmergencyOfficer, UNICEF, Mr. Santosh Dwivedi,Programme Officer, Water Aid in planning,designing and brought the members of variousorgnaisations on a common platform to sharetheir activities on flood preparedness. He alsothanked to all the participant orgnaisations for Sri Satya Narayan, Joint Secretary, BSDMA and othersharing their valuable inputs and suggestion. participants from Government Departments and NGOs Bihar Inter Agency Group Secretariat, ODRC Office, 21/A-1, Patliputra Colony,Patna-800013 12
  13. 13. 5. Press ClippingBihar Inter Agency Group Secretariat, ODRC Office, 21/A-1, Patliputra Colony,Patna-800013 13
  14. 14. 6. PresentationsAnnex-1: Addressing WASH Challenges in Flood Prone Villages in Five Districts ofBihar: Mr. Santosh Kumar Dwivedi, Programme Officer, Water AidAnnex-2: Emergency Preparedness 2011: Mr. B.B. Sarkar, Emergency Officer,UNICEF, Bihar Field OfficeAnnex-3: Preparedness for Unexpected 2011: Mr. Yudhisthira Panigrahi, ProgrammeCoordinator-DRR, Save the Children, BiharHonorable Minister, Dr. Renu Kumari Kushwaha, DDM, GoB, during an interaction with the participants Bihar Inter Agency Group Secretariat, ODRC Office, 21/A-1, Patliputra Colony,Patna-800013 14
  15. 15. 7.List of ParticipantsSr. Name Organisation / DepartmentNo. Honorable Minister, Department of Disaster 1 Dr. Renu Kumari Kushwaha Management, Govt. of Bihar Principal Secretary, Department of Disaster 2 Sri Vyas Jee Management, Govt. of Bihar Additional Secretary, Bihar State Disaster 3 Sri Satya Narayan Management Authority (BSDMA) Bihar State Disaster Management Authority 4 Dr. Madhubala (BSDMA) 5 Girish Peter State Officer, CARITAS India Programme Officer, Water Aid, Regional Office, 6 Santosh Kumar Dwivedi Lucknow 7 Tusar Kanti Das State Manager, Plan India, Bihar 8 Babul Prasad Chairman, IDF, Patna 9 Manoj Kumar Verma Director, IDF, Patna 10 B.B. Sarkar Emergency Officer, UNICEF 11 P.K. Praveen Regional Manager, OXFAM, East India 12 Yudhithira Panigrahi Programme Coordinator, Save the Children 13 S.K. Pati Save the Children 14 Subhashis Roy Programme Manager, Lowethern World Relief 15 Sujeet Ranjan Director, CARE, Bihar 16 Annie DPO, CARE, Bihar 17 Abhinav Kumar Project Officer, CARE, Bihar 18 K. Prem Kumar World Vision, Bihar 19 Bin Chako World Vision, Bihar 20 Kapileshwar Ram PGVS/DAM, Patna 21 Wasi Alam PC, DRR Project 22 Digvijay Kumar Helpage India, Patna 23 Paras Nath Singh CARD, Samastipur 24 Koushal Kishore SPGS, Katghara, Khagaria 25 Digamber Mandal SCK, Madhubani 26 Satyendra Prasad Navjagriti, Saran 27 Ranjan Kumar Vikas Sarthi, Gopalganj
  16. 16. Sr. Name Organisation / DepartmentNo. 28 Suman Singh Sakhi, Bihar 29 Sanjay Kumar Jagran Kalyan Bharti, Forbesganj 30 Bineeta Prasad IRCS, Bihar 31 Vandana Singh IRCS, Bihar 32 Pradeep Priyadarshi PGVS, Patna 33 Dr. Sandeep Programme Director, CDM, Nidan 34 Ranvijay Nidan, Patna 35 Amit Kumar Singh Nidan, Patna 36 Shakeel CHARM, Patna 37 Aman Suhail CHARM, Patna 38 S. Javed BSDMA,Patna 39 Ghanshyam Kumar BSDMA, Patna 40 Vishal Vasvani BSDMA, Patna 41 Dinesh Kumar BSMDA, Patna 42 Shreeshankar BSDMA, Patna 43 Anup Kumar BSDMA, Patna 44 A.N. Verma BSDMA, Patna 45 Ramesh Pankaj MDA, Muzaffarpur 46 Pankaj SSEVK, Bettiah 47 Girdhari Ram VMV, Bettiah 48 Munish Om Prakash Singh KGVS, Araria 49 Julious Amit IDF, Patna 50 Nivedita IDF, Patna 51 Ramsundar Misra IDF, Patna 52 Mahesh Kumar IDF, Patna 53 Brajesh Kumar VISHWAS(IDF), Patna 54 Lajwanti Jha MBJS,Saharsa 55 G.P. Singh Adithi 56 Naveen K. Roy BMK ,Katihar 57 Amar SSEVK, West Champaran 58 Ramesh Kumar GPSVS, Madhubani 59 Y.K. Gautam JJSS, Patna 60 Ram Shankar Sharma GSS, Jehanabad Ram Chandra Rai 61 BGVPS, Sitamarhi Bihar Inter Agency Group Secretariat, ODRC Office, 21/A-1, Patliputra Colony,Patna-800013 16
  17. 17. 62 Koushelendra Kumar BGJAS, Begusarai63 Tannu Saakshie BAPEPS, Patna64 Alok Chaterjee Hindustan Times, Patna65 Ramvinay Singh BGVP, Sitamarhi66 Sanjay Pandey Convenor, Bihar IAG67 Jeevan Kumar Bihar IAG68 Soma Sinha Bihar IAG69 Richa Sinha Bihar IAG70 Monika Bihar IAG71 Aparna Shekhar Bihar IAG72 Bhardwaz Gagan ODRC, Patna73 Ashok ODRC, Patna Bihar Inter Agency Group Secretariat, ODRC Office, 21/A-1, Patliputra Colony,Patna-800013 17
  18. 18. 8. Workshop Schedule Pre Monsoon Preparedness Meeting Date: July 15th, 2011, Venue: Durbar Hall, Chanakya Hotel Session-1 Timing: 11.30 am to 4pmS. No. Timing Particular Speakers Duration 1. 11:30 am to 12:00 Registration 30 min pm 2. 12:00 pm to 1.00 pm Technical Session: Discussion on 1 hr. Inventory of resources/INGOs /UN Agencies in case of Emergency 3. 1:00 pm to 2:00pm LUNCH 1 hr 4. 2:15 pm to 2:45 pm Inaugural Session • Sanjay Pandey 15 min - Convener, B-IAG • Dr. Renu Kumari Kushwaha 15min - Hon’ble Minister, Department of Disaster Management, Govt of 15 min Bihar 5. 2:45 pm to 3:55pm Sharing of Preparedness by member • WATER AID 30 min agencies • UNICEF 20 min • Save The Children 20 min 6. 4:00 pm to 4: 30 pm Tea Break 30 min Session-2 Timing: 4:30pm to 8 pm S. Timings Particular Speakers DurationNo. 1. 4:30 pm to 5:00 pm Discussion on Early 30 min warning System 2 5:00 pm to Address by Sri Vyas Ji, IAS 45 min 5:45 pm Principle Secretary, Deptt. of Disaster Management, Govt. of Bihar 3 5:15 pm to 5:45 pm Support / Involvement Delegate from Dept of Disaster 30 min of Govt. in Joint Management Assessment in emergencies 4 5:45 pm to 6:15 pm How INGOs /UN Delegate from BSDMA 30 min Agencies can be involved in the strengthening of State Disaster Management Authority 5 6:15 pm to Brief on SOP of 30 min 7:45 pm Government of Bihar 6 7:45 pm to Open Question and 15 min 8:00 pm Answer Session
  19. 19. 9. Invitation LetterBihar Inter Agency Group Secretariat, ODRC Office, 21/A-1, Patliputra Colony,Patna-800013 19