National Disaster Response Force-The Hindu-12-11-2022

Disaster and management
Context: NDRF deploys teams in four districts that received heavy rain.
Know about NDRF :
(NDRF) National Disaster Response Force
The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) is an Indian specialised force constituted "for the purpose of specialist response to a threatening disaster situation or disaster" under the Disaster Management Act, of 2005.
The "Apex Body for Disaster Management" in India is the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA). The Chairman of the NDMA is the Prime Minister.
National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) is under the National Disaster Management Authority.[10]The head of the NDRF is designated as Director General. The Director Generals of NDRF are IPS officers on deputation from Indian police organisations. Director General wears the uniform and badges of the rank of an army three-star general.
The NDRF is a top-heavy organisation which in addition to the Director General has several Inspector Generals (IG) and Deputy IGs, who fly flags and wear army-style badges of rank


The aim of the National Disaster Management Authority is to build a safer and disaster-resilient India by developing a holistic, proactive, multi-disaster and technology-driven strategy for disaster management. This has to be achieved through a culture of prevention, mitigation and preparedness to generate a prompt and efficient response at the time of disasters.
NDRF has proved its importance in achieving this vision through highly skilled rescue and relief operations, regular and intensive training and re-training, and familiarisation exercises within the area of responsibility of respective NDRF Bns.

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