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Training workshop on earthquake resistant construction organised in Himachal
A two-day training workshop on earthquake resistant construction was organised at Palampur in collaboration with a premier government of India Institution i.e. Central Building Research Institute (CBRI) Roorkee on 21-22 February 2017.

Divisional Commissioner Kangra, Nandita Gupta, IAS formally inaugurated the workshop at CSK Palampur in which about 130 participants from different stakeholder departments mainly the Junior Engineers from PWD Department and Junior Engineers and Masons for 32 Development Blocks of Kangra, Una, Chamba and Hamirpur districts in Himachal Pradesh participated.

Kunal Satyarthi, Chief Scientific Officer (Deptt. of Environment & Science & technology)-cum-Joint Member Secretary, State Council for Science Technology & Environment informed that this workshop was organised with the objective to sensitise and create awareness about the earthquake resistant constructions in Himachal Pradesh, so that the post disaster effects could be minimized.

Er. Y. Pandey, Chief Scientific Officer and the Ex. Director CBRI Roorkee delivered the keynote address on this occasion.

Scientists from State Council and CBRI Roorkee in the two days interacted with the participants and sensitised them about the various techniques and also demonstrated the techniques for earthquake resistant constructions by way of having hands-on exercise in the field about various features like seismic bands and vertical reinforcements required in the load bearing structures etc. in Zone V and IV constructions in Himachal Pradesh.

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