Center grants insurance coverage to community volunteers during disaster response: Amit Shah


Speaking at the groundbreaking ceremony for the 17th National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) training day on Tuesday, Union Home Minister Amit Shah focused on key issues that arise in times of emergency. Crediting the NDRF and SDRF, Amit Shah said the forces have worked to change the country’s disaster management history in 17 years and have tied the nationwide sensitivity to disaster management. The Minister of the Interior notably mentioned the “Aapda Mitra” initiative.

“Aapda Mitra has been piloted in 30 flood-prone districts in 25 states. 5500 Aapda Mitras and Aapda Sakhis have been added to this. We will now be implementing Aapda Mitra Yojana in 350 disaster-affected districts,” he said. added Union Interior Minister Amit Shah.

Amit Shah on Rapid Disaster Response

While explaining how to respond to a disaster to ensure safety, the Home Secretary said that no matter how quickly NDMA intervenes for the rescue, the first response in seconds can only come from the public on square. “There is a need to prepare the public for disaster,” Shah added. He also said that only pro-disaster people can only respond well to disasters from village to village. “Those who want to work for a social cause and others will participate in this mission,” said Amit Shah.

17th National Disaster Management Authority Training Day

With the theme of the cascading effects of disasters for this year’s training day in the Himalayan region, an official statement released on Monday mentions the Prime Minister’s Principal Secretary, PK Mishra, to deliver the farewell speech on the occasion. A technical session was organized with prominent experts who held discussions on the cascading effects of disasters in the Himalayan region of the country, including landslides, downpours, earthquakes and lake flooding. glacial (GLOF), according to the press release.

NDMA, headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, is the supreme body for disaster management in India. The establishment of NDMA and the creation of an enabling environment for institutional mechanisms at state and district levels are mandated by the Disaster Management Act, 2005. NDMA is mandated to establish policies, plans and guidelines for disaster management. India is considering developing a philosophy of prevention, mitigation, preparedness and response, the statement added.

(With contributions from the agency)

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