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Home Minister Amit Shah Presides Over A Meeting with Regional Disaster Management Ministers

  • Posted on June 13, 2023
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  • By Kanupreet Kaur
Home Minister Amit Shah

To strengthen disaster management capabilities across the country, Union Home Minister Amit Shah chaired a high-level meeting with ministers responsible for disaster management from various states and Union Territories (UTs) today.


The meeting held in New Delhi focused on assessing the existing disaster management infrastructure, sharing best practices, and formulating strategies to mitigate the impact of natural and man-made disasters.


The meeting was attended by ministers and officials from all states and UTs, including representatives from the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) and the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF).


The discussions centered around reviewing the preparedness of each region and identifying areas that require immediate attention. During his opening remarks, Home Minister Amit Shah emphasized the need for a proactive and coordinated approach to disaster management.


He highlighted the importance of timely response, effective communication, and efficient resource mobilization to minimize loss of life and property during calamities.


The meeting held in New Delhi focused on assessing the existing disaster management infrastructure, sharing best practices,
The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA)

The ministers shared their experiences in dealing with recent disasters and provided insights into the challenges faced at the state and UT levels.


They discussed the implementation of early warning systems, evacuation plans, and measures to enhance the resilience of critical infrastructure. The ministers also exchanged ideas on strengthening inter-state cooperation and capacity-building initiatives.


A key highlight of the meeting was the presentation by the NDMA and the NDRF, which showcased the latest advancements in disaster response techniques and technologies. The Home Minister appreciated their efforts and stressed the need for continuous innovation and skill development in disaster management.


The participants unanimously agreed on the importance of a robust information-sharing mechanism among states and UTs to facilitate swift response and resource allocation during emergencies.


They also recognized the role of technology in disaster management and emphasized the need to leverage modern tools such as satellite imagery, remote sensing, and data analytics to enhance decision-making and situational awareness.


To strengthen disaster management capabilities across the country, Union Home Minister Amit Shah
The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF).

Furthermore, Amit Shah announced the government’s commitment to providing financial assistance and technical support to states and UTs for strengthening their disaster management infrastructure. He highlighted the importance of conducting regular mock drills and training exercises to test the preparedness of response teams and ensure seamless coordination during crises.


The discussions and outcomes of the meeting will play a vital role in enhancing India’s resilience and preparedness to effectively respond to natural disasters and other emergencies in the future.


The government’s focus on proactive measures and technology-driven solutions reaffirms its commitment to safeguarding the lives and well-being of its citizens.


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