​PM releases UN-backed National Disaster Management Plan

Our Bureau New Delhi | Updated on January 20, 2018

To make the country disaster-resilient and reduce loss of lives, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday released a National Disaster Management Plan (NDMP).

“This is the first ever national plan prepared in the country,” said a statement from the Prime Minister’s Office.

The plan is based on four priority themes outlined by the United Nation’s ‘Sendai Framework,’ -- understanding disaster risk, improving disaster risk governance, investing in disaster risk reduction (through structural and non-structural measures) and disaster preparedness, early warning and building back better in the aftermath of a disaster.

The Framework was adopted by member-states on March 18, 2015, at the third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction in Sendai, Japan.

The plan, designed to be scalable at all levels, will cover disaster prevention, mitigation, response and recovery. It provides for horizontal and vertical integration among all the agencies and departments of the government, the statement read.

“The plan has a regional approach, which will be beneficial not only for disaster management but also for development planning,” it added.

Published on June 01, 2016

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