Prime Minister Narendra Modi has unveiled the National Disaster Management Plan (NDMP) that seeks to provide a framework and direction to government agencies for prevention, mitigation and management of disasters. This is the first national plan since enactment of the Disaster Management Act in 2005.
It aims to make India disaster resilient and significantly reduce the loss of lives and assets. The plan is based on the four priority themes of the: “Sendai Framework,” namely: 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.
It also identifies major activities such as early warning, information dissemination, medical care, fuel, transportation, search and rescue, evacuation, etc. to serve as a checklist for agencies responding to a disaster. It also provides a generalized framework for recovery and offers flexibility to assess a situation and build back better.
So let’s do:
1. Expand the term NDMP ?
2. Recently, First Ever National Plan For Disaster Management was unveiled by whom ?