18th Raising Day of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF)

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The Raising Day of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) is celebrated every year on January 19.

An overview of the news 

  • This year the 18th Raising Day of NDRF has been celebrated.

  • National Disaster Response Force (NDRF)

  • NDRF was established in the year 2006 under the 'Disaster Management Act, 2005' with 6 battalions.

  • It functions under the Ministry of Home Affairs.

  • Presently NDRF has 12 battalions, three each from BSF and CRPF and two each from CISF, SSB and ITBP and each battalion has 1149 members.

  • Role of NDRF:

  • Providing prompt assistance in natural and man-made calamities.

  • To establish coordination between different security agencies involved in relief and rescue operations.

  • Safe evacuation of people from the disaster area and distribution of relief materials, etc.

  • Director General of NDRF - Atul Karwal

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