Shri G. Kishan Reddy presides over NDMA's 15th Formation Day Function

Shri G. Kishan Reddy presides over NDMA's 15th Formation Day Function

Union Minister of State for Home Affairs, Shri G. Kishan Reddy presided over the 15th Formation Day of the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) in New Delhi

  • The theme of this year's Formation Day is ‘Fire Safety’.The stakeholders will discuss the fire risk in the country, its prevention and mitigation, key issues and institutional challenges with regards to fire risk reduction, and the way forward.
  • The major element of disaster risk reduction. Fire accidents, if not handled carefully, can lead to a huge loss of life and assets.The National Disaster Management Plan unveiled by the National Authority in 2016 and aligned to the Sendai Framework of Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-30, emphasizes upon fire risks and control measures for fire risk mitigation. The Plan delineates in a matrix format, the role of governments/institutions at Central level as well as at state level in managing fire risks. Shri Reddy emphasized on the need of a coordinated approach to fire risk reduction from all stakeholders at central, state and local levels.
  • He stressed upon learning from past incidents and adopting international best practices for fire risk prevention and mitigation. He emphasized equally on capacity building and skill upgradation of government functionaries as well as awareness generation among people about fire risks and precautionary measures through mock drills. Community participation with the government functionaries is a must to prevent fire incidents and minimizing the resultant socio-economic losses.
  • The Senior officials from the Ministry of Home Affairs, NDMA, National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), National Institute of Disaster Management (NIDM), Ministries/Departments of the Central Government, State Governments, State Disaster Management Authorities (SDMAs), Fire and Forest Departments of various States, civil society, and ex-members and Advisory Committee members of NDMA would be participating in the day-long event.

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