PM Narendra Modi released country’s first National Disaster Management Plan

Prime Minister Narendra Modi released the first ever National plan National Disaster Management Plan (NDMP) to make nation disaster resilient and considerably reduce the loss of lives and assets.

Aim: Disaster resilient and reasonably reduce the loss of lives and assets

Key Features of the Plan:

  • Covers all angles such as Prevention, Mitigation, Response and Recovery
  • Provides for horizontal and vertical integration among all the agencies and departments of the Government
  • Roles and responsibilities of all levels of Government right up to Panchayat and Urban Local Body level in a matrix format
  • Beneficial for development planning also
  • Categorizes major activities such as early warning, information dissemination, medical care, fuel, transportation, search and rescue, evacuation
  • Designs a generalized framework for recovery and offers flexibility to assess a situation and recovery
  • Highlights of the National Disaster Management Plan:

    National plan incorporates the four priorities enunciated in the Sendai Framework into the planning framework for Disaster Risk Reduction.

  • Understanding Risk
  • Inter-Agency Coordination
  • Investing in Disaster Risk Reduction – Structural Measures
  • Investing in Disaster Risk Reduction – Non-Structural Measures
  • Capacity Development
  • Sunil Lanba takes charge as Navy chief

    Admiral Sunil Lanba, on Tuesday, took charge as the Chief of Naval Staff in New Delhi as the current CNS Admiral R.K.Dhowan retired after four decade of service.

    On May 6, 2016, the government appointed Lanba, the Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Western Naval Command as the Chief of Naval Staff.

    Admiral Lanba, 58, is a qualified specialist in navigation and direction course and will have a full three-year-term in office till May 31, 2019.

    In a service spanning nearly 38 years, Admiral Lanba has served in a variety of Command, operational and staff appointments. He has commanded four frontline warships — INS Kakinada (minesweeper), INS Himgiri (frigate) and destroyers INS Ranvijay and INS Mumbai.

    Admiral Lanba is a recipient of the Param Vishist Seva Medal and the Athi Vishist Seva Medal for distinguished service of an exceptionally high order.

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