South West Khasi Hills District, Mawkyrwat came into being on 3rd August 2012. The District lies in the central part of the State of Meghalaya and is situated between 10’ and 25 degrees 15’ N Latitude, and between 90 degrees 44’ and 91 degrees 49’E longitude. The total Area of the District is 1335.78 SqKms which is 6 percent of the total area of the State. The District is bounded by the West Khasi Hills District in the North, East Khasi Hills in the East, West Khasi Hills and South Garo Hills District in the West and Bangladesh in the South. The total number of villages in the District is 216 (Two hundred and sixteen) under 2 (two) C& RD Blocks, viz., Mawkyrwat C & RD Block and Ranikor C & RD Block and Civil Sub-Division Ranikor. The total population of the District is 98,583 with 49,845 males and 48,738 females. The literacy rate is 76.84 %.
South West Khasi Hills District with headquarter in Mawkyrwat is one of the 11 districts in the State of Meghalaya which is prone to earthquake, flash flood, thunderstorm/thunder squall, cyclonic storms, hailstorms, landslides , fire, and disaster caused by wild animals. Moreover, the peculiar traditional housing structures especially in rural areas are more susceptible to hailstorms, cyclonic storms and flash floods during monsoon season.
The District Disaster Management Authority (DDMA), South West Khasi Hills, Mawkyrwat was established under the chairmanship of the Deputy Commissioner under Section 25 (1) 0f the Disaster Management Act, 2005 by a Government Notification. No.RDG.32/2005/245, dated 1st August 2013 for effective management of disasters.
At the Block Level the Block Disaster Management Committees (BDMCs) have been constituted under the chairmanship of Block Development Officers for overall management of disasters. Similarly, at the Village Level, the Block Development Officers have been instructed to constitute Village Disaster Management Committees (VDMCs) to look after all matters related to Disaster Management in the village.
Powers & functions
The powers & functions of DDMA are as per Section 30 0f the Disaster Management Act, 2005. It acts as the district planning; coordinating & implementing body for Disaster Management and takes all measures for the purpose of Disaster Management in the district in accordance with the guidelines laid down by the National Authority and State Authority.
The DDMA is implementing different activities like awareness generation, trainings, mock drills etc to all stakeholders – Government, Non-Governmental Organizations & community as a whole sanctioned under the Annual Allocation of State Disaster Response Fund for Capacity Building.
Relief matter is looked after by Relief Branch, DC’s Office, Mawkyrwat as per the guidelines and norms of the National Disaster Response Fund (NDRF)/ State Disaster Response Fund (SDRF) of the Government India.
Members of District Disaster Management Authority (DDMA)
|Sl.No||Name||Designation||Status||Address||Contact Nos.||Email ID|
|1||Smt. C.Kharkongor, I.A.S||Deputy Commissioner||Chairperson||O/o Deputy Commissioner, SouthWest Khasi Hills, Mawkyrwatemail@example.com|
|2||Shri. H. Lyngdoh||Executive Member, District Council||Co-Chairperson||O/o Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council, Mawkyrwat.||09436104009 9863024568-|
|3||Smt. J. Kharpuri||Addl.Deputy Commissioner||CEO||O/o Deputy Commissioner, South West Khasi Hills, Mawkyrwatfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|4||Shri. M.B Syiem, MPS||Superintendent of Police||Member||O/o Supdt. Of Police, South West Khasi Hills, Mawkyrwat.||email@example.com|
|5||Dr. F. Lartang||DM&HO||Member||O/o District Medical & Health Officer, South West Khasi Hills, Mawkyrwat||9436165337||Seniorspecialist.firstname.lastname@example.org|
|6||Shri. M. Mawroh||EE, PWD||Member||PWD (R ), South West Khasi Hills, Mawkyrwatemail@example.com|
|7||Shri. B. Shylla||District Agriculture Officer||Member||O/o District Agriculture Officer , South West Khasi Hills, Mawkyrwatfirstname.lastname@example.org|
Officials of District Disaster Management Authority (DDMA)
|1||Smt. C.Kharkongor,I.A.S||Deputy Commissioner||Chairperson||O/o Deputy Commissioner, SouthWest Khasi Hills, Mawkyrwatemail@example.com|
|2||Smt. J. Kharpuri, MCS||Addl.Deputy Commissioner||CEO||O/o Deputy Commissioner, South West Khasi Hills, Mawkyrwatfirstname.lastname@example.org
|3||Shri.L.K Diengdoh, MCS||Extra Assistant Commissioner||O/o Deputy Commissioner SouthWest Khasi Hills, Mawkyrwatemail@example.com
|4||Shri. E.S Langshiang||District Disaster Management Officer||O/o Deputy Commissioner SouthWest Khasi Hills, Mawkyrwatfirstname.lastname@example.org
Co-opted members of DDMA
- SDO Civil Sub-Division Ranikor
- Block Development Officers of all blocks
- Joint Director of School Education & Literacy
- District School Education Officer
- District Mission Coordinator (SSA)
- Sub—Divisional School Education Officer
UPDATED LIST OF DISTRICT OFFICERS/ COLLECTORS/ DISTRICT MAGISTRATE AND SPS/ SSPS IN THE DISTRICT
|Designation||Name||Office Contact||Email Address|
|Phone No||Fax No|
|1.||South West Khasi Hills District, Mawkyrwat.||Deputy Commissioner||Smt. C.Kharkongor, I.A.Semail@example.com|
|2.||Superintendent of Police||Shri. M.B. Syiem. MPS||–||–||firstname.lastname@example.org|
|3.||Addl. Deputy CommissionerI/C Ranikor Civil Sub – Division||Shri. H.S. Diengdoh, MCS||–||–||email@example.com|
|4.||Addl. Deputy Commissioner& CEO||Smt. J. Kharpuri, MCSfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|5.||District Disaster Management Officer||Shri. E.S Langshiang, DDMO||–||email@example.com
|6.||Block Development Officer, Mawkyrwat||Shri. F.B Basan, MCS||–||–||firstname.lastname@example.org
|7.||Block Development Officer, Ranikor||Shri. L.G.M.Kharmih, MCS||–||–||email@example.com|
DISTRICT EMERGENCY OPERATION CENTRE
|Designation||Name||Office Contact||Residence Contact No||Fax No||Email Address|
|1||South West Khasi Hills District, Mawkyrwat||District Disaster Management Officer||Shri. Ebormi S Langshiangfirstname.lastname@example.org|
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