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.
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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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