Mangaluru, Oct 26, 2018: Disaster management teams have been formed at gram panchayat level, to tackle disaster like natural calamities. Students should actively take part in such teams, said Udupi DC Priyanka Mary Francis.
Speaking at an awareness programme on drug abuse and disaster management, organised on account of International Day for Disaster Reduction, by the Indian Red Cross Society, she said the youth team at the gram panchayat level should identify the rain-affected areas and should discuss with the PDOs on tackling natural disasters. Precautionary measures will help in checking the loss of lives in such cases to some extent.
"The youth are falling prey to bad habits in an educated district like Udupi. The students should not be addicted to drugs. There is a need to fight against drug abuse," she said.