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At the national level, different Ministries are responsible for the management of situation relating to different types of crisis. The Ministry of Agriculture is the nodal Ministry for the management of situation relating to natural calamities such as drought, flood, earthquake etc. The Ministry of Environment and Forests is the nodal Ministry for management of chemical accidents. The Ministry of Railways is the nodal Ministry for managing rail accidents. The Ministry of Civil Aviation is the nodal Ministry for managing air crash and other civil aviation related crisis situations. The Ministry of Mines is responsible for the management of mining accidents. The Secretary of the concerned Ministry, generally heads the Crisis Management Committee at national levels which has representatives from the concerned Central Agencies dealing with different aspects of disaster response and recovery. In case of a very serious disaster, the Cabinet Secretary heads the Central Crisis Management Committee. The Central Crisis Management Committee establishes a Control Room at the concerned nodal Ministry depending on the nature of disaster.

At the State level, different departments of the State Government act as nodal agencies for the management of different types of crisis / disaster situations. In the case of natural calamities, the State Relief Commissioner, who is generally also the Secretary of the State Revenue Department, is the nodal authority to monitor and direct natural disaster management activities in the state. In case of industrial accidents, the Labour Secretary becomes the nodal authority at the State level for its management. In case of rail accidents, the Home Secretary acts as the nodal authority for its management. Similar to the Crisis Management Group at national level, in case of a disaster of a serious nature, the Chief Secretary heads the State Crisis Management Group. The State Crisis Management Group also has the representatives of the concerned department and agencies responsible for different aspects relating to disaster response and recovery.

At the district level Collector, who has the general administrative control over all the district level office of different State Government departments, acts as the focal point for all types of disaster response and recovery activities. At the district level, there is no formal constitution of Committee for ensuring a coordinated response but the Collector because of his unique position in the government set-up at the district level is able to ensure functioning of a non-formal team of officials from different State government agencies. The power of sanction of relief is vested with officials of Revenue Department at different level, depending upon the operational needs. The Collector is able to ensure participation of different State Government agencies in the response and recovery activities and provides the necessary financial support and sanctions from the funds available with him for relief and for rural development works. He also manages to get the support, both managerial and material, from the NGOs.

In case of industrial accidents, involving, hazardous chemicals, Manufacture Storage and Import of Hazardous Chemicals (MS&IHC) Rules, 1989; issued by Government of India under the Environment Protection Act, 1986; provides for identification of hazardous chemicals and MAH units, notification of hazardous sites, safety audit of MAH units, and preparation of on-site & off-site plan chemical Emergency (Prevention Preparedness and Response) Rule as ammended 2000 under the Environment Protection Act, 1986 has provisions for constitution of formal Crisis Management Group at national, State, district and local levels. The constitution of these Crisis Management Groups is indicated at (Annexe– 7.1)

It has been the experience on many occasions that the existing organizational structure for disaster management has failed to provide a quick and coordinated response in many disaster situations. The Government of India has constituted a High Powered Committee for suggesting appropriate Disaster Management Plans at National, State and District level. The Committee is headed by Shri J.C. Pant, (retired Secretary, Government of India, Ministry of Agriculture). The Committee is making suggestions regarding model Disaster Management Plans at the National, State and District levels. The Committee is also likely to come up with an organizational structure, both for the national and state level for disaster management to take care of all phases of disaster management. The present document only seeks to propose an appropriate organizational structure at district level for the management of different phases of an emergency.

The organizational structure suggested in DDMP will be based on following three concepts:

* Plans will work only in the case when present organizational structure is responsible to its non-emergency duties i.e. if a job is done well everyday, it is best done by that organization during emergency.
* Crisis should be met at the lowest and most immediate level of government. Plans call for local response supplemented if necessary, by the next higher jurisdiction.\
* Voluntary response and involvement of the private sector should be sought and emphasized. The emergency management partnership is important to all phases of natural and man-made disasters.

DDMPC should be constituted only in the case where all the stakeholders particularly the local political leadership are members in disaster planning activity.

DDMPC should be constituted, which will be apex body to monitor the whole preparedness and mitigation activities regarding disasters in the district. DDMPC will have both official and non-official representation from the DPC (District Planning Committee), and also of local NGO’s engaged in disaster mitigation and relief activities.

Apart from the overall supervision of disaster management plan, DDMPC will also ensure the relevant administrative approval of mitigation schemes and flow of funds for disaster management planning, from the District Government and Panchayati Raj institutions etc.

DDMPC will comprise of:
1. Minister in-charge, Rohtak, Chairman
2. District Collector, Member Secretary
3. Mayor, Municipal council
4. Chairman, Zila Parishad
5. Member of Parliament (MP), Rohtak
6. Members of State Legislature (MLA’s) from the District Rohtak
7. Block Presidents
8. District Crisis Group members (Structure & responsibilities have been discussed further).
9. Representatives of Non-Government & Voluntary Organizations engaged in disaster mitigation, planning, relief and recovery activities.
10. Community representatives

1. Evaluation, approval and updating of District Disaster Management Plan (DDMP)
2. Dissemination of District Disaster Management Plan
3. The committee would meet in July every year to review the overall mitigation and preparedness activities in the district.

The responsibility for dissemination of District Disaster Management Plan will lie with DDMPC. In order to make disaster management process more effective, in the district, it is important to disseminate the District Disaster Management Plan at all levels i.e. the district authority, government departments, non-government / private organizations and general public. Effective implementation of the DDMP would be done through training programmes and awareness activities will be organized for different levels of functionaries. Updating of the plan will be major responsibility of DDMPC in order to keep it a "living document" with the changing situations. The following are the guidelines, which should be considered, while updating the District Disaster Management Plan.

1. A proper procedure should be introduced, to update the plan on a regular basis with the use of current information. The procedure for updating the plan is mentioned in Annexure
2. The amendment in the plan should be supported with the date of amendment and such amendments should be communicated to all the concerned departments and organizations.

An effective disaster management strategy must be supported by a quick decision making process which will include the issues related to warning, conduct evacuation and rescue & relief operations in the event of a disaster. This requires a core team of senior decision-makers having administrative control over the key resource organisations. Therefore, it is utmost need to constitute a DCG (District Crisis Group) with District Collector as its leader, who would also be the District Disaster Manager (DDM), because the District Collector exercises general administrative control over all district level officers and performs the role of District Relief Manager (DRM). The organisational structure for disaster management in the district has been proposed here, which recommends the District Collector as the nodal officer for control and co-ordination of emergency activities.

District Crisis Group will include:
1. District Collector (Team leader)
2. Superintendent of Police
3. District Commandant , Homeguards
4. Executive Engineer, PWD
5. Divisional Engineer, HSEB
6. Chief Medical Officer (CMO)
7. Municipal Commissioner, Municipal council
8. Chief Executive Officer , Zila Panchayat

District Crisis Group members may be required to reach the affected area for monitoring and co-ordination of the response functions at the site. District Disaster Control Room (DDCR) will facilitate functioning of DCG even when its members may be in the affected area. The members of DCG will be provided wireless facility for interaction with DDCR.

During emergency, the District Collector would act as the focal point for control and co-ordination of all activities. His responsibilities have been identified as follow:

1. Get in touch with the local Army/ Navy/ Airforce units for assistance in rescue, evacuation and relief;
2. He will have the authority to requisition resources, materials and equipment from all the Departments / Organizations of the government and also from the private sector;
3. He will have the power to direct the industry to activate their onsite and offsite disaster management plans;
4. He will set up ‘Site Operations Centre’ (SOC) in the affected area with desk arrangements;
5. He will authorise the establishment of transit and / or relief camps, feeding centres and cattle camps;
6. He will send ‘Preliminary Information Report’ and ‘Action Taken Report’ to the State Relief Commissioner and Divisional Commissioner;
7. He will authorize immediate evacuation, whenever necessary.

The Collector can select and appoint any officer of the State Government posted in Rohtak district, if he feels that the services of that officer are required for disaster planning or response operations.

1. Responsibilities of the DCG
1. On spot decision making;
2. Control and co-ordination of response and recovery activities in the district;
3. Resource mobilization and replenishment;
4. Monitoring of overall response and recovery activities;
5. Preparation of reports for submission to State Government through Relief Commissioner.

Traditionally, the tehsil office and local police station, both are the main government agencies below the district level, which will initiate trigger mechanism for emergency operations in the event of major accidents / disaster threats. In view of limited availability of resources for disaster management, below the district level, DDMP has not proposed any administrative structure for co-ordinated operation during emergency. In the event of less serious disaster threat / accident, the local tehsil office or police station would continue to initiate trigger mechanism and provide an emergency response with the help of locally available resources. DCG on receipt of information, from any of the two agencies, would take appropriate decision to augment local resources and give appropriate instructions to the concerned response agencies.

A single District Disaster Control Room (DDCR) is proposed with desk arrangements for specific activities during a disaster. DDCR will have senior representatives from the key resource organizations to facilitate a co-ordinated response. The DDCR would be linked to Disaster Operation Centre (DOC) constituted at state level.

District Disaster Control Room will have very limited participation of people to avoid chaos and confusion. Therefore, the non-government agencies although having a role in the rescue and relief operations will not be represented in the District Disaster Control Room. However, to ensure the utilization of the manpower and material resources of these agencies, the Plan advocates to constitute a Sub-Group comprising of representatives of only non-government agencies, which will be responsible for distribution of relief materials obtained from external source, and also to support the government's requirement of additional manpower and material.

There seems to be no need to deploy large manpower in DDCR in normal times. The emergency situations in normal times are considered as minor emergencies, which can be handled on a regular day-to-day basis by the local police, fire department and the health department. There is practically no need to activate the DDCR beyond the routine staff for such minor emergencies. It is proposed that at normal times, the DDCR should have only one or two support staff.

During disaster, the district should increase and activate the DDCR beyond the routine staff to co-op with what is described as limited emergencies. During such period, the officer present in the DDCR should be capable of activating the DDCR to its full resource level on receiving the warning or information of a disaster. During this stage, most of the communication links of DDCR should be made fully operational. During disaster, District collector will have to direct the operations at the affected site; to coordinate at the district headquarter and to interact with the State Government to meet the conflicting demands at the time of disaster is the responsibility of the District Collector and his team. The Plan recommends a District Disaster Control Room to help the District Collector and his team to meet conflicting demands. A well-equipped DDCR in terms of manpower and equipment should be established to perform the following functions:

1. Collection and compilation of information from the affected area;
2. Documentation information flow;
3. Decision making regarding resource management;
4. Allocation of task to different resource organization;
5. Supply of information to State Government.

It is practically difficult for the District Collector and his team members to be present round the clock in the DDCR. Thus, it is proposed that the DDCR should have senior representative in the capacity of Desk Officers from the following key resource agencies:

1. Search, Rescue & Evacuation desk;
2. Logistics & Welfare desk;
3. Medical desk;
4. Infrastructure desk;

In case of flood, Infrastructure desk will have a senior representative from Irrigation department but in case of other disasters, a senior representative of the Public Works Department (PWD) will man the desk.

The DDCR will also have the necessary support staff to assist the senior representatives designated as Desk Officers in the DDCR. The Desk Officers will maintain a constant contact with the District Crisis Group members and the other district heads, to ensure quick decision-making. They will also be responsible to allocate task to concerned staff, resource management and information flow.

(a) Normal time activity

District Collector will appoint an Administrative Officer as Officer-in-charge of DDCR. He will be responsible for the effective functioning of the DDCR. His responsibilities during the normal times will include:

1. Ensure all warning and communication systems, instruments are in working condition;
2. Information collection on a routine basis from the district departments on the vulnerability of tehsils and villages to disasters;
3. Liaison with DDMPC;
4. Develop status reports of preparedness and mitigation activities in the district;
5. Ensure appropriate implementation of District Disaster Management Plan
6. Maintenance of data bank with regular updating;
7. Evaluation & updating of District Disaster Management Plan is the responsibility of DDMPC.

However, DDCR would keep an account of the amendments and accordingly review its response strategy. The Officer-in-charge of DDCR will be responsible for activating the trigger mechanism in the event of receipt of a warning or occurrence of a disaster.

On the basis of message received from the forecasting agencies, warning has to be issued for the general public and the departments, which play a vital role during emergencies. Issue of correct and timely warning would be one of the prime responsibilities of DDCR. For effective dissemination of warning DDCR should have a well-planned line of communication. The District Collector would be the authoritative body to issue warning. Formulation of warning message should consider the target group for which it is issued. For the warning, message to be effective it should be clear, consistent and timely, so that appropriate response time is given to the concerned agencies.

The warning or occurrence of a disaster will also be communicated to:

1. State Relief Commissioner, DOC;
2. Office of Divisional Commissioner;
3. The officials of central government located within the district;
4. Mayor, President Zila Panchayat, MPs and MLAs from the district or affected area;
5. Local units of Defence Services;

Guidelines for issuing warning are mentioned in Standard Operating Procedure for DDCR placed at Annexure

The occurrence of disaster would essentially bring into force the following:

1. The DDCR will be on alert stage and can be expanded to include desk arrangements with responsibilities for specific tasks;
2. The District Collector will spell out the priorities and policy guidelines, co-ordinate services of various department and agencies including national and international aid agencies, and central government agencies. The DDCR, in its expanded from, will continue to operate as long as the need for emergency relief operations continue till the long-term plans for rehabilitation are finalized;
3. For managing long-term rehabilitation programs, the responsibilities will be that of the respective line department. As already mentioned, the department sub-committee would be responsible for long-term recovery work. This will enable the DDCR to attend to other disaster situation, if required.

The desk arrangements provide for division of tasks, information gathering and record keeping and accountability of the desk officer to the District Collector. Each desk has two Desk Officers assigned, who would be on duty on rotation. The capacity of various desks to coordinate amongst themselves and with the units to be coordinated will ultimately decide the quality of response. All communication received and sent will be recorded in the "In and Out Messages and Register". Reports and information will be collected and processed according to the formats. The responsibilities and functions of each desk have been mentioned in Appendix.

3. Post-emergency activities

After an emergency the main responsibility of a DDCR would be:
1. Evaluation of relief and rehabilitation activities in order to assess the nature of state intervention and support, suitability of the organizational structure, institutional arrangements, adequacy of Operating Procedures, monitoring mechanisms, information tools, equipment and communication system.
2. Post-emergency impact studies for long term preventive and mitigation efforts to be taken.

1. The facilities and amenities available with DDCR would include well-designed control room and workstations, wireless communication, hotlines, and intercoms. The DDCR, as a data bank, will maintain various district action plans and maps. Provision of a vehicle with wireless communication should be made for the DDCR during normal times.

In addition to above, a DDCR should have space for various desk arrangements during disaster situations. DDCR should be equipped with:
2. On-site Disaster Management Plans for MAH units;
3. Map of the district indicating following information:

o Vulnerable areas,
o Identified shelters,
o Communication link system;

1. Inventory of manpower resources, particularly address, telephone numbers of key contact persons;
2. Inventory of material resources;
3. List of experts;
4. Important phone numbers, which are frequently required, will be displayed at appropriate places so that they can be referred easily, while other phone numbers, names and addresses etc., will be displayed on the computer to facilitate easy retrieval and cross-referencing.

The police wireless system should continue to be in contact with the DDCR. In addition, the following facilities would be available in the communication room:

1. Telephones;
2. Fax;
3. Intercom units for contact within the Collectorate;
4. Civil Wireless Network upto Tahsildar level;
5. One PC with modem and printer;
6. Mechanical typewriter;
7. Photocopying machine.

In every district, the police will have a well-established wireless communication system. Therefore, it is proposed that under any emergency the communication resources available with the police should be depended upon. During disaster, DDCR would be connected to:

1. Divisional Commissioner;
2. Site Operations Centre.

The Desk Officer - Communication Room will be responsible for ensuring maintenance of DDCR facilities. All the desks would have:

1. Intercom units for contact within the Collectorate for all Desk Officers in DDCR;
2. Office space for secretarial facility should be clearly demarcated.

A jeep with wireless communication would be assigned to DDCR during normal times. Additional vehicles will be requisitioned as per the requirements during the emergency.

Three kinds of staff is proposed for the DDCR:

* Regular staff,
* Staff-on-call, and
* Staff on disaster duty.

1. The regular staff should be posted permanently in the DDCR, who would be responsible for manning the Communication Room round the clock;
2. Staff-on-call would be available for immediate duty in case of an emergency. Two officers of the rank of Deputy Collectors can make up the Staff-on-call during a disaster, these officers would always be available "on call".
3. The staff on disaster duty would be required to shoulder additional responsibility in the case of a disaster. This additional staff would be of the nature of a reserve and may be drawn from the various departments. During normal time, this staff will not be called on to perform any duty in the DDCR. This staff would be responsible for managing the desk arrangements. Each concerned department should nominate one officer for DDCR. The departmental officers nominated as "Desk Officers" from the concerned line departments and other agencies will be available in the DDCR during the disaster period. All the important revenue officials in the district should be trained in the working of the DDCR. The nodal officers of other line departments would also be familiar with the functions of DDCR. The flow chart illustrating DDCR staffing for control & coordination is shown in Figure 3. The Standard Operating Procedure for the functioning of DDCR is placed at Annexure I

A Site Operation Centre (SOC) is also proposed as a complimentary unit to DDCR, which will operate close to the disaster site and will be linked directly with the district level control room (DDCR). Tehsildar will be the nodal officer from district administration at this level and would be responsible of coordinating at lowest level. The District Collector will also appoint an administrative officer to monitor and co-ordinate the activities of SOC as soon as possible. All information would be conveyed to the Collector from the Tehsildar through the administrative officer appointed at SOC. The tehsil unit of the respective vital departments would be responsible to execute activities at disaster site, however the tasks would be controlled and coordinated from DDCR through nodal desk officers.

In the event of a serious disaster, the Collector will have sole right to appoint senior officers of any State Government Department, posted in Rohtak as ‘Field Relief Managers’ for monitoring and co-ordinating the relief operations in the affected area.

The information flow between Disaster Operation Center (DOC), District Disaster Control Room (DDCR) and Site Operation center (SOC) is proposed in the form of flow chart, Figure 4.

There will be assigned various activities among different departments of the State government. The Departmental Manuals of these departments lay down the responsibilities of different officers, including responsibilities for preventing disasters and for initiating appropriate response activities in the event of a disaster. However, this plan will not restrict to the responsibilities prescribed in the respective departmental manuals. It makes an effort to provide an institutional mechanism for a quick and co-ordinated response. The officers of different resource organizations are expected to initiate action on their own in the event of a disaster or a threat of a disaster. But, they are certainly expected to keep the Collector and DDCR informed of the action being taken by them and act promptly as per the directions from the higher authority.


Rohtak district is situated on the west side of Delhi and surrounded by boundaries of district Jhajjar, Bhiwani, Hisar, Jind, Panipat and Sonepat. As per topography of Haryana State flood water in flow is mainly from North to South particularluy in this district. The rain water finds natural flow in to Rohtak district from the adjoining districts i.e. Panipat, Sonepat and Jind. The location of Rohtak Town and levels does not allow the gravity flow of the rain water into the nearby drains, but dewatering is being done through pumping and for that considering particular rainfall, the capacity of the pumps has been designed. In case there is heavy rainfall, then there is a flooding in most of the town area and that is why it has necessitated the Flood Disaster Management plan for Rohtak Town as well as surrounding areas, because district has face critical floods during 1960, 1962, 1967, 1977, 1983, 1987 and 1995.

As mentioned above, the district faced floods many time due to its topography and it took months to clear the floodwaters. The city is surrounded by Drain no.8 and JLN Feeder, which is one of the main canal of the State. Introspection of flood waters reveals that flood water has entered in Rohtak Town either from Drain no.8 or by crossing/ overtoppling the then low lying bund on the northern side connecting Gohana-Rohtak Railway line to Drain no.8 during 1995, due to choking of Diversion Drain no.8, the inlets on the right side started functioning due to rise in water level in Diversion Drain no.8 and then as per topography water started flowing was taken by Drain bo.8, but due to rise in water level in Drain no.8 there was a back flow and ultimately the sheet water touched the existing northern bund. Due to heavy rains in the first week of September, 1995. the flood waters ultimately overtopped the bund and water entered into the city area. Due to this natural inundation, there was approximately 10' water in depth in the heart of the city and town itself had to be vacated. Similar situation occurred due to breach in Drain no.8 during 1962. To clear the floodwaters, it took complete one month after putting all the resources available at the command of Rohtak district. Similarly, there was heavy flooding in the rural area particularly in Meham Sub Division, where it took approximately one year to clear the floodwaters. Like this, there was heavy damages caused by the floods in Rural as well as Urban areas. In nutshell, Rohtak town/Rohtak district itself is one the critical district so far as floods are concerned. To counteract these floods, various preventive measures have been taken which are discussed below :-

The various preventive measures have been taken by various departments including the main two i.e. irrigation and Public Health Departments, responsible for tackling the floods.

The drains have been designed with the formula of 7 cusecs per sq. mile which can be attributed to rainfall of 22" to 25" and the flood waters can be cleared within six days except the pockets/ low lying area of which water can not be dewatered through gravity flow. So it is considered that except these pockets, there will be no damage to the crops in the area. It is pertinent to mention here that due to continuous flow irrigation through canals and tube-wells, the water table has come up and as a result there of the crop pattern in the area has also switched to rice mainly from wheat, Sugarcane, Jawar and Bajra. This has also become an additional factor for rise in water table. So the area is prone to floods. The main dewatering process for villages and fields is being taken by the irrigation department, whereas the dewatering process within municipal limits is being undertaken by the Public Health Department. The department has excavated number of drains in the area considering the disaster caused by floods of 1995.

To make the district flood free, the rehabilitation of the existing drains has been under WRCP while most of the drains have been constructed under NABARAD project. During 1995, there was a sheet flow between drain no.8 and JLN Feeder, which ultimately entered in Rohtak town particularly. To counteract the same, Rohtak drain has been constructed which outfalls into Kultana-chhudani-Bhupania drain. The latter has also been rehabilitated which outfalls into Najafgarh drain and ultimately the water is discharged in River Yamuna. The list of the existing drain in Rohtak district is attached.

The protection bunds are maintained by the Additional Deputy Commissioner through concerned B.D. & P.O. every year. The detail of such bunds block-wise is given in Annexure-II.

(A) Irrigation Department
The availability of pumping machinery and man power in the irrigation department is as under :-

I) Permanent Pump House
During the flood season, the primary responsibility of the irrigation department is to carry out dewatering of the flood waters affecting village abadies and fields. For this purpose, 10 nos. permanent pump houses having 273 cusecs capacity stand installed in order to provide relief to the village abadies, live stock and fields. The list of such pump houses is given in annexure -III

II) Mobile Pumps
Besides, some area which is not covered by these pump houses, mobile diesel pumping sets having 270 cs. capacity and electric pumping sets having 630 cs. capacity are also available in water services Mechanical Division, Rohtak for installation at various sites and ring bunds to protect abadies and fields from fury of floods as per site requirement. The list of the availability of mobile pumps is also attached herewith as Annexure-IV

III) Temporary Electric sites to be installed up to 30/6
In addition to above, some temporary electric sites as per list attached as Annexure-V stand already identified as vulnerable sites where electric pumping sets are installed before 30/6 every year which will start function as and when necessity arises.

IV) Deferred Electric Sites
Apart from this, there are some more temporary sites, the installation of which can be deferred due to site being approachable but electric connections are to be applied. These sites are to be installed during floods, if required. The list of such deferred sites is also enclosed herewith as

In addition to this, some more temporary sites are also installed in the fields according to the intensity of rains and requirement in the fields. So keeping in view the past experience, about 115 nos. electric and 130 nos. diesel sites will be installed in case of floods in the area. The sites to be installed are also depicted on the Index Plan attached herewith.

V Availability of Manpower
The details of man-power available in W.S. Mechanical Division, Rohtak is as under :-
1. Spl. Foreman - 1 no.
2. Asstt. Spl. F/man. - 1 no.
3. Foreman. - 7 nos.
4. Asstt. Foreman. - 6 nos.
5. Chargeman. - 5 nos.
6. Fitter - 13 nos.
7. Drageline Operator - 5 nos.
8. Dozer Operator - 1 no.
9. Tractor Operator - 3 nos.
10. Welder - 1 no.
11. Electrician - 1 no.
12. Ledger clerk - 1 no.
13. Tractor Trolla Opt. - 1 no.
14. Supervisor - 6 nos.
15. Asstt. Foreman. - 6 nos.
16. Driver. - 10 nos.
17. Pump Operator. - 46 nos.
18. Beldar. - 3 nos.
19. Chowkidars. - 55 nos.
20. Store keeper. - 2 nos.
21. Greaser. - 1 nos.
22. Cleaner - 8 nos.
23. T-mates. - 128 nos.

Total 315 nos.

(B) By Public Health Department
For dewatering operation within Municipal limit is the responsibility of public Health department and for the said purpose, the following pumping sets have been installed:

Main disposal - 20 Cs.
Storm disposal - 26 Cs.
Harihjan Basti - 14 Cs.
HUDA Complex - 60 Cs.
Guru Nanakpuar - 10 Cs.
Nehru Colony - 12 Cs.
Model Town - 6 Cs.

Thus a total of 148 cs. capacity has been installed by public Health department for Rohtak Town. With urbanization of the town, the pondage area has also been depleted and the entire quantity of storm water has to be pumped out. The maximum accumulation of storm water takes place in Chhotu Ram Park area. It has a catchment area of 1200 acres and only 60 cusecs of pumping has been installed. Thus is case of 4" of rainfall in a day 300 acre feet of water would be collected and it would take 2 and ½ day to clear the water.

Pumping Machinery
The following stand by pumps are also available for dewatering of flood water:

Electric Motors Pumping Sets
1. 50 HP 9 cs. 1no.
2. 35 HP 3.5 cs. 1no.
3. 35 HP 2 cs. 3nos.
4. 10 HP 1 cs. 3no.

Diesel Engine Driven Pumping sets.
1. 100 HP 9 cs. 1no.
2. 40 HP 5 cs. 1no.
3. 20 HP 2 cs. 2no.
4. 10 HP 1 cs. 3no.

During floods the following locations are likely to be affected:
- Dadu Wala Pond
- Widow Asharam
- Medical College
- New Friends Colony.
- Garhi Mohalla.
- Inner Pocket of Garhi mohalla.
- Janta Colony (kath Mandi area)
- Dairies behind Durga Mandir.
- Dev Colony
- Tilak Nagar/ Kamal Colony.
- Bharat Colony on Bye pass.
- Chankaya Puri on Bye pass.
- Nehru Nagar (Bye pass).
- Kailash Colony.
- Prem Nagar (Jail Road)
- Shakti Nagar (Chawla House)
- HSEB Sub Station office on Delhi-Hisar Sirsa Road.
- Gau karan Talab
- Guru Nanakpura.
- T.B. Hospital.


(I) Irrigation Department:
In case of floods, the material like Horizontal pumps, vertical pumps, HSD oil, M-oil and other accessories i.e. Heliflex pipe, fittings, E.C. bags and terpaulines etc. will be required.

The mobile will be arranged from the other offices of the department whereas vertical pumping sets will be arranged from HSMTC Karnal and lift pump houses situated at Dadri, Bhiwani, Rewari and Narnaul area. The name of the offices and various agencies along with their contact numbers are mentioned below:

S. Description of Name of Office/ Telephone Nos.

No. Material Agency
1. V.T. pumps/ -Xen. workshpp Dn. HSMTC Karnal. 282523 Mobile Pumps - Xen. W.S. Mech Dn. Rewari. 25025 and Manpower - Xen. W.S. Mech. Dn. Narnaul 50312 - Xen W.S. Mech Dn. Charkhi Dadri 20058
2. E.C. bags. - S.D.M. Rohtak 41068
3. Excavators. - Marshal Construction Co. Rohtak 75421
4. Pumps, - National Rubber Works Delhi. 3233114

Accessories 2814117 machine - Nagbro, Delhi. 3958636 parts. - International Trading, Delhi. 2960852
- Escorts JCB Ltd. Ballabgarh. 232308
- Durga Emergy, Co. Karnal 257115
- Guru Nanak Trading Corp. 222351
-Jalandhar city. 243692
- Suchitra Sales Pvt. Ltd. 732873 Mani Majra Chandigarh. 734092
- Leo Earthmovers Pvt. Ltd. 6424981Delhi.
- M.R.F. Ltd. Chennai. 8292774
- N.R. Gupta & Co. Rohtak 45176
- Kesri Oil Emporium, Delhi 3268342
- Sanjay Diesel, Delhi. 2967874
- Advance Engineering works. 5722150

New Delhi.
- Prestige Light Ltd., Rishikesh 432592
(Uttranchal) 430813
- Hindustan Associate Pvt. Ltd. 3321830
New Delhi. 3320077

The H.S.D. oil and M. oil will be arranged from Indian Oil Corporation. Regarding arrangement of material such PVC. heliflex pipe, pipe fittings, tarpaulines and other allied material will be done from the open market at Delhi through the purchase committee at District level. The E.C. bags will be arranged by the District Administration.


The skilled manpower will be arranged from HSMTC. and other lift divisions situated at Narnaul and Rewari.
ii) By Public Health Department In order to ensure supply of water during floods about 30 no. tractor trolley tankers will be required. Besides, 10 pump of 2 cusecs and 10 pump of 1 cusec capacity are also required for dewatering process during floods.

For optimum efficiency, better communication system is required in order to have co-ordination of officers and officials at different level and for this purpose, the flood control rooms will be set up at various offices, the detail of which is given as under :-

1. -Deputy commissioner's office - 42222.
2. - Xen. water services Dn. Rtk - 44658.
3. -132-kva sub station, Khokhra, Kot Rohtak. - 43479
4. Operation Circle, UHEVN Rtk. - 44164
5. DRO office in Mini Secretriate - 41401.
6. DPRO - 42667
7. Tehsil Rohtak. - 41677
8. Tehsil Meham - 33044
9. Sub Tehsil Sampla. - 63258
10. Sub Tehsil Kalanaur - 22444

Wireless system if Police Deptt. will also be utilized.

ii) (By Irrigation Department)
During floods, watch and ward of the existing drains will be done to avoid any type of breach and pumping sets will also be installed at various sites according to the intensity of rains in order to provide relief to the village abadies/fields and live stock.

iii) (By Public Health Deptt.)
The superintending Engineer, Public Health Deptt. will make arrangement for carrying out chlorination of all rural water supply schemes in the days of floods. Arrangement for sufficient number ofhand pumps will bemade by the Public Health Deptt. which will be installed in flood affected villages as per existing situation during floods. Similarly, arrangement for digging of trench type latrines in villages will be made by Public Health Deptt. which could be used by marooned people.

The water supply to Rohtak Town is supplied from two no. water works i.e. Old Water works, Sonepat Road and 2nd Water Works at Jhajjar road. These water works have been protected from flooding.

IV) U.H.B.V.N.Deptt.
About 115 Nos. temporary flood connection will be required for abadi and fields dewatering for different load as per the intensity of the floods and the UHBVN divisions will be releasing the electric connections. The detail of such divisions is as under :

Sr. No. Name of Division

Tel No.

1. Operation Division , UHBVN, Rohtak 41915
2. Operation Division , UHBVN, Gohana 52473
3. Sub Urban Division , UHBVN Rohtak 44465
4. Operation Division , UHBVN B/Garh. 310676
The flood connections applied by Irrigation deptt. and Public Health deptt. will be released well in time and power supply will be made available for flood connections as per requirement of the concerned departments.

V) Health Department :-
The civil surgeon, Rohtak will be responsible for ensuring Health Coverage, to the affected population. For this purpose, two major efforts will be required by the Civil Surgeon. Firstly to prevent the possibility of out break of Malaria, Cholera etc. Intensive anti malaria spray for which the District Medical Malaria Officer, Rohtak will be responsible Secondly , Medical relief will be provided in the flood affected villages both as preventive as well as curative measures. For this purpose, Civil Surgeon , Rohtak will make arrangement for B.M.Spray, Anti Malaria vaccine, Anti snakes vaccine, Halgen tablets and other essential medicines at the Civil Hospital , Rohtak, Meham, Kalanour, Samla, Chiri and Kiloi as well as District and Primary Health Centres. The following are the infrastructures available in the district;

Sr. No. Infrastructure

Bed Strength

1. General Hospital, Rohtak 85
2. C.H.C, Meham 30
3. C.H.C,Kalanour 30
4. C.H.C.Sampla 8
5. C.H.C.Chiri 8
6. P.H.C.Kiloi 8
There are CHC's/PHC's situated at Block Level. There are sixteen P.H.C.'s situated in various villages i.e. Mokhra, Madina, Behlda, Girawar, Sanghi, Paksma, Bhalout, Ghilor Kalan, Hassangarh, Kharawar, Samargopalpur, Lakhan-Majra, Baland, Kahnour, Baniyani and Pilana. In some of these P.H.C'S beds are available. There are 113 sub centers situated in the villages of Rohtak district.

1. Man Power :-
At sub Centre level, one male and one female M.P.H.W. are working in the district.
At P.H.C. level, one/two medical officer, Pharmacist, M.P.H.S(Male) and (Female), Supervisors are working.
At .C.H.C level, one Senior Medical Officer, four medical officer, one Dental Surgeon, Ministrial staff and other staff as at P.H.C. level are working.
At present, the following strength is available in Health Department.

Sr. No. Health Department


1. S.M.O/P.O. 14
2. M.O. 62
3. Pharmacist 41
4. Staff Nurse/N.S. 31
5. M.P.H.S.(Male & Female) 56
6. M.P.H.W. (Male & Female ) 297
7. L.T. 28
8. Class IV 151

2. Logestic :-
One ambulance is available at C.H.C.Meham, At District H.Q. there is no ambulance available. 3 Ambulances are available with the District Red Cross Society.

3. Medicines :-
Medicines will be purchased for flood purpose from State H.Q. during floods general side medicines are also used. The drugs are procured from distributors of various firm located at Rohtak, Karnal , Ambala, Chandigarh and Delhi.

4. Preparation for floods:-
The following number of flood teams are constituted every year for medical relief work in flood affected area :

Sr. No. Name of Block

No. of Para-Medical Team

No. of Medical Team

Rohtak Town

17 -


33 6
3. Meham 30 5
4. Kalanour 36 5
5. Chiri 24 3
6. Sampla 24 3
VI) Animal Husbandry Department :-
The Deputy Director Animal Husbandry, Rohtak will make elaborate arrangement for veterinary coverage of the entire animal population of the district. Sufficient quantities of preventive medicines like M.S.V., deworming tablets and FMBV etc. will be stoked by the Deputy Director , Animal Husbandry DDAH. Has intimated that almost the entire cattle population will be covered as a preventive measure. In case of need veterinary teams constituted by the DDAH will be pressed into service for providing veterinary coverage to the animal population in the district( List attached as Annexure –VII)

VII) District Food and Supplies Controller :-
The District Food and Supplies Controller, Rohtak will make elaborate arrangements for supply of essential commodities such as wheat-atta, rice, sugar, cooking oil, kerosene oil, petrol, diesel and tea leaves etc. in all the vulnerable villages. It will be the responsibility of District Food and Supplies Controller to ensure sufficient supply of these commodities in all the affected villages of the district through the existing network of fair price shops.

VIII) District Education Officer, Rohtak:-
District Education Officer, Rohtak will make available the school building which can be used as shelters for the flood affected population. The of such school building is enclosed herewith as Annexure-VIII

ix) PWD B & R Department :-
In case of floods, the following machinery and man-power available will be used :

1. Trucks -6 Nos.
2. Tractor -1 No.
3. Detail of building which can be used as shelter - I.C. College, Rothak

-I.T.I. Rohtak

and various other building
as per list attached as per

Annexure –IX

4. Man Power (Skilled)
Masons -2 Nos.
Carpanters -2 Nos.
Painters -3 Nos.
W/Washer -5 Nos.

5. Unskilled man –power
Beldars -126 Nos.

6. Control Room - Office of Xen. Provincial
Dn. No. I PWD B & R
Branch Rohtak
1. District Administration :-
The following flood relief equipments are available with the S.D.M. (Rohtak):-

Sr. No. Name of Flood Equipment Distt. Head Quarter Total
1. Aluminium Boats 10 10
2. Life Jackets 23 23
3. O.B.M. 3 3
4. Trailor 3 3
5. Chappu 17 17
6. Kunde 21 21

2. Flood Warning System.:-

The following are the places where wireless stations will set up by the Superintendent of Police , Rohtak :-

Sr. No. Name of P.S. Station Location
1. P.S. Sadar, Rohtak Sanghi Drain No. 8
2. Sampla Dator Bandh Drain No. 6
3. City Rohtak Hissar Bye Pass Drain No. 8
4. City Rohtak Pathani Public Pathani Public School School
5. Sadar Rohtak Sunderpur vill. Bridge Drain No. 8
6. Civil Line Rohtak Ram Gopal Col. Ram Gopal Colony Rohtak (Bohar Drain)
7. Kalanour Maraudi Bridge Drain No. 8
8. Kalanour Ballam Bridge Drain No. 8
9. Kalanour Kahnour Bridge Drain No. 8
10. Kalanour Masoodpur pool Drain No. 8
11. Kalanour Basana Village Village Basana Bus stand
12. Kalanour Dadri feeder Dadri Feeder Village Sample
13. Kalanour Dadri Feeder Pool Dadri Feeder
14. Meham Madina Madina Canal Rest House
15. Sadar, Rohtak Near Village Rohtak- Gohana Makroli Railway line,near

Village Makroli
1. Flood Control Room :-

In addition to above, the District flood Control Room will be set up in the office of the Deputy Commissioner, Rohtak and each Tehsil Head Quarter w.e.f. 1.7.2001. The district revenue officer will be officer in charge of the district flood control room.

The followings are organization whose help can be got extended during the floods with men and material :-

1. Indian Red Cross Society, Rohtak
2. St. John Ambulance Association, Rohtak
3. Manav Sewa Sangh , Rohtak
4. Nav Yuak Kala Sangam, Rohtak
5. Haryana Lok Sanskritik Manch, Rohtak
6. Bharat Vikas Parishad, Rohtak
7. Lions Club , Rohtak
8. Rotary Club, Rohtak
9. Indian Medical Association, Rohtak
10. Haryana Telecom Ltd, Rohtak
11. Bharat Rasyan Ltd, Mokhra
12. Sant Nirankari Mandal, Rohtak
13. Baba Banda Bahdur Sewa Dal, Rohtak
14. Sati Bhai Sain Dass Sewa Dal, Rohtak
15. Math Asthal Bohar, Rohtak
16. Haryana Rural Farmers Development Association, Rohtak
17. Sarve Haryana Saini Sabha, Rohtak
18. Durga Colony Welfare Assocation, Rohtak
19. Jan Sewa Samiti, Rohtak
20. Jan Kalyan Samiti, Rohtak
21. Gohana Road Traders Association, Rohtak
22. Gurudwara Prabandhak Samiti, Rohtak
23. Daya Nand Math, Rohtak
24. Sanatan Dharam Sabha, Rohtak
25. Shrinagar Colony Welfare Sabha, Rohtak
26. Truck Union, Rohtak
27. Haryana Marketing , Board
28. Aggarwal Sabha, Railway Road, Bahadurgarh
29. Nehra Yuva Kendra, Rohtak
30. Saksarta Samita, Rohtak
31. N.C.C./N.,S.S Units, M.D.U.Rohtak
32. Laxmi Roller Flour Mills, Rohtak
33. Yuva Jagriti Club, Kalanour
34. Indian Red Cross Society, Distt. Branch Panipat, Faridabad, Gurgaon, Sirsa, Karnal, Ambala, Kurukshetra and Narnoul.


Sr. No. Name of Pump House

No. of pumps

Total Capacity

Chiri pump house at RD 43120- Kahnaur Disty.

3 15 CS.

Madina pump house at RD-85315 Bhiwani Sub Branch

4 30 CS.
3. Rithal pump house at RD-93500 Left B.S.B. 6 45 CS.
4. RD-93500- Right JLN Feeder 1 5 CS.

RD –103000- Right JLN Feeder

1 5 CS.
6. Dhammar pump house at RD 111800- Right JLN Feeder 3 15 CS.
7. Ladhot pump house at RD 119700 – Right JLN Feeder 3 15 CS.
8. Kiloi pump house at RD 117800- left BSB 3 15 CS.
9. Sampla pump house (left) at RD 55500- Dulhera Disty 7 90 CS.
10. Sampla pump house (right) at RD 55500- Dulhera Disty. 5 38 CS.
Sr. No. Type of Pumps No. of Pumps Capacity of each pump Total Capacity
1. Diesel Pumping Sets

TV 2

Chhota Jawan





2 CS.

2 CS.

228 CS.

1. 42 CS

270 CS.

2. * Electric Pumping sets

3 CS. Cap.

5 CS. Cap

10 CS. Cap.

3 CS. Cap.(ver)

5 CS. Cap. (ver)

10 C.S. Cap. (ver)















249 CS.

165 CS.

20 CS.

6 CS.

120 CS.

70 CS

630 CS.

Availability of Generating Sets.
1. Generating Set 60 KVA. 2 Nos.
2. Generating Set 150 KVA. 1 No. (With Xen. Sample Water Services Division , Rohtak)
Tel . No. 44641


1. Kanheli link drain outfalling into drain no. 8.
2. Kanheli link drain near Village Kanheli.
3. RD 107000- Left of Bhallout Sub Branch
4. RD 31000- Left of Kahnaur Disty.
5. Ritauli pump house link drain.
6. Tilyar pump house link drain.
7. Madina pump house link drain (2nd stage)
8. RD 46000 Left Dulhera Disty for Village Ishmaila.
9. Ajaid-Bharan link drain RD 100 of Meham drain.
10. South Behlba dewatering site RD 80 Meham drain.
11. RD 56 – Left of Meham drain for village Mokhra.
12. RD 61- of Bhiwani Sub Branch for Village Kharainti.
13. RD 16000- Left Kalanour minor for Village Mokhra.
14. RD 122- Left of Bhiwani Disty.
15. RD 122- Right of Bhiwani Disty.


1. Bhalli- Anandpur pump house link drain.
2. RD 59500-L Kahnaur Disty.
3. Village Karor/ Kehrawer. left and right of Dulhera Disty.
4. RD 12-13 Chiri Minor.
5. RD 137000- Right JLN Feeder.
6. RD 164000- Right JLN Feeder crossing Jhajjar Road.
7. RD 101- Right Bhiwani Sub Branch for Village Kharkhara.

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