Ri Bhoi District is actively taking part in a big mock drill organised by the Meghalaya State Disaster Management Authority.
They are simulating a major earthquake like the one that happened in 1897. The remarkable aspect of this endeavour is its expansive reach, as it is being conducted in unison throughout all districts of Meghalaya. This video offers a glimpse into the preparedness efforts in Ri Bhoi district.
Many important groups are involved, such as local government officials, police, fire and emergency services, hospitals, schools, colleges, NGOs, and various community organisations. The goal of this practice is to see how well they can respond to a disaster. It is all about getting better at handling emergencies in Meghalaya.