National Disaster Management Authority

The National Disaster Management Authority, chaired by Prime Minister, the is the apex body involved in the disaster management in India. It is mandated by the Disaster Management Act, 2005 to provide policies, plans and guidelines for disaster prevention, preparedness, mitigation and response. Apart from approving national plans related disaster management, it also collaborates with the National Institute of Disaster Management for promoting capacity building and training activities.
Home Minister recently inaugurated the 17th foundation day of the NDMA. The theme for this year’s foundation day is “Cascading effects of disaster events in the Himalayan region”.

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