Centre Steps In For Better Coordination Between NDRF and SDRF
- Indian Masterminds Bureau
- Published on 6 Dec 2023, 6:02 pm IST
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Central government has shared the list of disaster response equipments with them with state governments, with the request to equip their SDRF in line with NDRF
- People helping in rehabilitation after the 2004 Tsunami that hit Tamil Nadu
For better coordination and synergy between NDRF and SDRF and to provide multiplier effects towards relief and rehabilitation during natural disasters, major steps have been taken by the central government.
Ministry of Home Affairs’ annual conference of Relief Commissioners and Secretaries of the Department of Disaster Management of States and Union Territories to review the status of preparedness to deal with disaster or impending disaster situation before South-West Monsoon.
NDRF regularly conducts mock drills/exercises involving SDRF and other stakeholders. These mock drills/exercises provide platform for effective coordination between NDRF and SDRF.
NDRF renders necessary assistance for capacity building of the SDRF. The Government of India has also established a premium institute i.e. NDRF Academy at Nagpur to impart training to NDRF personnel and other stakeholders, including SDRF. Besides, NDRF Battalions are also imparting training to SDRF personnel in various disaster management courses.
In the wake of disaster/impending disaster situation, NDRF officials also participate in the coordination meetings organized by the State Governments/local administration.
National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) also advises State/UTs regarding training, equipment and prepositioning of their SDRFs.
The Central Government with its continuous efforts has significantly improved its preparedness to deal with the natural calamities. With the coordinated efforts at various levels, the disaster response mechanism has improved substantially and the loss of human lives due to natural disasters has been substantially reduced in the country.
This was stated by Minister of State for Home Affairs Mr. Nityanand Rai in a written reply to a question in the Rajya Sabha.
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