NDMA 18th Foundation Day

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28 September, 2022 is NDMA's 18th Foundation Day. Addressing the 18th Foundation Day of National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) in New Delhi, Home Minister Amit Shah said that India has significantly reduced the damage caused by disasters in recent years.

Important facts

  • Minister of State for Home, Nityanand Rai said, since 2014 the government has taken practical steps in disaster response.

  • He said that Aapda Mitra Scheme is being implemented which has helped in involving the local people in disaster management.

  • India has achieved great success in the direction of overall strengthening of disaster management and several schemes are being implemented in this direction.

National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA)

  • NDMA was established through the Disaster Management Act, 2005 and was constituted in Dec 2006.

  • The aim of the National Disaster Management Authority is to build a safer and disaster-resilient India by developing a holistic, proactive, multi-disaster and technology-driven strategy for disaster management.

Organisational Structure

  • The Prime Minister is the ex-officio chairperson of the NDMA. 

  • The Cabinet Minister is the Vice-Chairman.

  • The NDMA Secretariat, headed by a Secretary, is responsible for providing secretarial support and continuity.

  • Along with this, NDMA has 8 Ministers of State as its Members.

Steps taken by indian government in Disaster Management

  • India is a signatory to the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction.

  • India is working closely with the United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR).

  • India has formulated the National Disaster Management Plan (NDMP). 

  • NDMA has taken an initiative on Earthquake Disaster Risk Indexing (EDRI) for 50 important cities and 1 district in seismic zone IV and V zones.

  • 30 most flood affected districts of 25 states have been included in NDMA's Aapdamitra scheme.

  • The government has constituted a National Crisis Management Committee and a Crisis Management Group.

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