Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju inaugurated a two-day workshop on the review of the National Disaster Management Plan (NDMP) in New Delhi today. The workshop has been organised by the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA).
Speaking on the occasion, Kiren Rijiju said it is imperative to integrate disaster risk reduction (DRR) into governance. He said the review would majorly guide in managing future disasters.
The NDMP, India’s first-ever national plan for disaster management, was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in June last year. The Plan provides for periodic reviews to accommodate emerging global practices and national experiences.
The Prime Minister’s 10-point agenda on DRR, outlined during the Asian Ministerial Conference on DRR in November last year, will serve as the guiding document in the revision of the Plan.
Calling the review of the Plan crucial for all stakeholders, Additional Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister Dr P K Mishra, said it was important to keep socio-economic realities and changes in mind while revisiting the Plan.
NDMA had sought suggestions on the national plan from State Governments and Ministries of the Central Government. Discussions at this workshop will form a part of the deliberations at the upcoming National Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction (NPDRR), which will be held shortly.
Senior officials of NDMA and Home Ministry, State Governments and Non-Governmental Organisations are attending the workshop.