What is the use of aerial surveys by the leaders in disaster areas?The country faces many disasters like floods, cyclones, drought, earthquakes, etc.,. The disaster management officials immediately proceed to such areas to carry out relief works, assess the damage and the quantum of assistance required to the people suffered in the disaster. They are experts in their fields and plan disaster management.
We often see the leaders of the parties in power making aerial surveys in such disaster-hit areas. In spite of witnessing the actual damage, they have to ultimately depend upon the reports of the disaster management teams and the respective State Governments. The so-called leader's visits are a hindrance to the relief work going on there as the officials are engaged in looking after the arrangements for the leaders' visits. These leaders know nothing and cannot understand the extent of damage by going on an aerial survey. They can as well see the satellite images from their office and try to understand them through official reports. These visits cost the exchequer a lot of money. No useful purpose is served by the aerial surveys by these people. It is time the leaders learn not to misuse public money.