On September 28, the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) will hold its 18th creation day, and Union Home Minister Amit Shah will be there.
Shah will be the event’s principal guest and will give a speech to the crowd of NDMA employees and others.
Ajay Bhalla, the union home secretary, will also take part in the activity.
On December 23, 2005, the central government passed the Disaster Management Act, which mandated the creation of the National Disaster Management Authority, under the leadership of the Prime Minister, and State Disaster Management Authorities (SDMAs), under the leadership of the respective chief ministers, in order to direct and carry out an all-encompassing and integrated approach to disaster management in India.
The NDMA’s mission is to “create a safer and more disaster-resilient India by the adoption of a comprehensive, proactive, technology-driven, and sustainable development strategy that engages all stakeholders and promotes a culture of prevention, preparedness, and mitigation.”
The NDMA is required to establish the policies, plans, and guidelines for disaster management in order to ensure a quick and effective response to disasters.
India’s primary disaster management organisation is called NDMA.
The establishment of the NDMA and the development of supportive conditions for institutional mechanisms at the state and district levels are mandated under the Disaster Management Act of 2005.
Among the NDMA’s many duties are creating policies for disaster management, approving the national plan as well as plans created by government ministries or departments in accordance with the national plan, establishing guidelines for state authorities to follow when developing the state plan, and laying down guidelines to be followed by the various ministries or departments of the government of India with the intention of integrating the measures for prevention.
As determined by the central government, the NDMA also offers assistance to other nations affected by major disasters, coordinates the enforcement and implementation of disaster management policies and plans, suggests funding allocations for disaster mitigation, and takes other steps for disaster prevention, mitigation, and preparedness and capacity building for dealing with potentially dangerous disaster situations.
The NDMA works closely with the National Institute of Disaster Management to create capability. It creates procedures, provides practical instruction, and organises disaster management exercises. Additionally, it offers tools and instruction to municipal and state disaster management cells.