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PM Narendra Modi released country’s first National Disaster Management Plan

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi released the first ever National plan National Disaster Management Plan (NDMP) to make nation disaster resilient and considerably reduce the loss of lives and assets.

Delegates:                             National-plan-for -disaster-management

  • Minister of Home Affairs Rajnath Singh
  • Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju
  • Senior officers of the Prime Minister’s Office
  • Ministry of Home Affairs and National Disaster Management Authority

Aim: Disaster resilient and reasonably reduce the loss of lives and assets

Themes “Sendai Framework”:

  1. Understanding disaster risk
  2. Improving disaster risk governance
  3. Investing in disaster risk reduction
  4. Disaster preparedness, early warning and recovery better in the aftermath of a disaster

Key Features of the Plan:

  • Covers all angles such as Prevention, Mitigation, Response and Recovery
  • Provides for horizontal and vertical integration among all the agencies and departments of the Government
  • Roles and responsibilities of all levels of Government right up to Panchayat and Urban Local Body level in a matrix format
  • Beneficial for development planning also
  • Categorizes major activities such as early warning, information dissemination, medical care, fuel, transportation, search and rescue, evacuation
  • Designs a generalized framework for recovery and offers flexibility to assess a situation and recovery

Highlights of the National Disaster Management Plan:

National plan incorporates the four priorities enunciated in the Sendai Framework into the planning framework for Disaster Risk Reduction.

  • Understanding Risk
  • Inter-Agency Coordination
  • Investing in Disaster Risk Reduction – Structural Measures
  • Investing in Disaster Risk Reduction – Non-Structural Measures
  • Capacity Development

Response part of the Plan has recognized eighteen broad activities:

  • Early Warning, Maps, Satellite inputs, Information Dissemination
  • Search/ Rescue/ Evacuation of People and Animals
  • Medical Care/ Drinking Water/ Dewatering Pumps/ Sanitation Facilities
  • Food & Essential Supplies/ Power/ Fuel/ Transporation
  • Communication/ Media Relations
  • Housing and Temporary Shelters
  • Rehabilitation and Ensuring Safety of Livestock and other Animals, Veterinary Care
  • Data Collection and Management
  • Relief Employment

Key areas in which Central and State Governments have to take actions to strengthen disaster risk governance

  • Mainstream and integrate Disaster Risk Reduction and Institutional Strengthening
  • Capacity Development
  • Promote Participatory Approaches
  • Work with Elected Representatives
  • Grievance Redress Mechanism

Promote Quality Standards, Certifications and Awards for Disaster Risk Management.