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New Delhi : In its efforts to improve preparedness and response mechanisms in the event of a disaster during the upcoming Amarnath Yatra, the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) conducted mock exercises simulating various disaster scenarios along the Amarnath Yatra route on June 24, 2017. The annual Amarnath Yatra to the cave shrine in south Kashmir will begin from June 29 and continue till August 7.

Simultaneous exercises have been conducted in critical areas along the Baltal and Pahalgam-Chandanwari routes by NDMA experts Maj. Gen. V K Datta (Retd.) and Maj. Gen. (Dr.) V K Naik (Retd.). They trained the participants on key aspects of disaster management such as the formation of Incident Response Teams, coordination among various participating agencies, evacuation, medical preparedness and trauma counselling, according to a PIB release.

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