3rd session of National Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction begins in New Delhi

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the third session of the National Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction (NPDRR) in New Delhi on 10 March.

An overview of the news

  • The main theme of the 3rd session of this Platform is “Building Local Resilience in a Changing Climate”.

  • The theme of the session is in line with the 10-point agenda announced by the Prime Minister for building local capacities, especially in the context of the rapidly changing disaster risk landscape in the wake of climate change.

  • The session will identify gaps, recommendations and partnerships to further accelerate disaster risk reduction efforts.

  • During the event, the Prime Minister presented awards to the winners of the Subhash Chandra Bose Aapda Prabandhan Puraskar.

  • The winners of the 2023 award are Odisha State Disaster Management Authority and Lunglei Fire Station of Mizoram.

  • The Prime Minister also inaugurated the exhibition to showcase innovative ideas and initiatives and technologies in the field of Disaster Risk Reduction.

  • More than a thousand dignitaries will participate in this two-day, third session.

  • Home Minister Amit Shah chaired the ministerial session in which wide-ranging consultations were held with ministers from states and union territories.


  • NPDRR is a multi-stakeholder forum constituted by the Government to facilitate dialogue and share experiences, ideas, action oriented research and explore opportunities in the area of disaster risk reduction.

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