NDMA to ponder over its disaster mgmt plans today
The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) will rake up various key issues during its 12th Formation Day on Wednesday.
Among them, the three main issues, which will be discussed during the session are–India's National Disaster Management Plan (NDMP) and its follow-up action, sharing of best practices and innovative technologies for disaster preparedness and curtain raiser for Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (AMCDRR) 2016.
NDMA is the apex body in the country mandated to lay down policies, plans and guidelines on disaster management.
NDMA's continuous efforts in ‘Building a safer, resilient India’ led to first NDMP, unveiled by Prime Minister Narendra Modi earlier this year. With this, India has become one of the first countries to align its National Plan to the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (SFDRR). States will make presentations to share their experiences in terms of best practices and innovative technologies for disaster preparedness during the second session.
The third session will serve as a curtain raiser to sensitise states and other stakeholders on the upcoming AMCDRR.
Dr. P.K. Mishra, Additional Principal Secretary to Prime Minister, will also address the gathering. A special issue of NDMA's newsletter 'Samvad' will also be released on the occasion. Minister of State for Home Affairs Hansraj Gangaram Ahir will be the Chief Guest at the function.
India is aiming to shape its governance narrative by weaving DRR into its agenda. AMCDRR 2016, scheduled to be held from November 3-5 in New Delhi, will bring issues related to DRR into focus.