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New Delhi : Union Home Minister Shri Rajnath Singh on June 6, 2017, inaugurated the two-day National Level Conference on “Capacity Building of SDRFs-2017” here. The conference has been organised by National Disaster Response Force (NDRF). Addressing the inaugural function of the conference, Rajnath Singh said that disaster has no geographical and physical boundaries, so we must think beyond boundaries for effective management of disasters.

The Union Home Minister also appealed to the states to modify and implement the best practices of other states in tackling disasters. He said that the risks arising out of development shall also be taken into account and focus should not only be on mitigating the effects of disasters, according to a PIB release.

Addressing the gathering, P K. Mishra, Additional Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister, said that it is for the first time in the last few years that such a national level conference has been organised with the participation of most of the states, said the PIB release.

During the second session of the conference, various issues pertaining to disaster preparedness & response, preparedness of State Disaster Response Force (SDRF’s), Early Warning Service were discussed by the imminent delegates of National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), Indian Metrological Department (IMD), and other agencies.

R K Jain, Member NDMA, stressed on the need of SDRF preparedness and strengthening of SDRF by specialized training and equipping with latest gadgets for prompt and timely response to disaster as local authorities like SDRF have to respond first to any disasters. He said India is among top five countries in the world vulnerable to various kinds of disasters viz. Floods, Earthquake, Cyclone and Tsunami etc.


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