National Disaster (NDRF) 17th Raising Day :19 January 2022

  • National Disaster Response Force Raising Day is observed annually on 19 Jan. National Disaster Response Force Raising (NDRF) was formed on this day in 2006.
  • National Disaster Response Force Raising is a specialized, multi-skilled, humanitarian force in India, playing a vital role in the country’s disaster management & community awareness for disaster risk reduction.
  • For the first time last year, a batch of 100 women disaster fighters & rescue workers were trained as full-fledged rescue teams by the NDRF on the banks of river Ganga in Garhmukteshwar town of Hapur district of U. P.
  • Each National Disaster Response Force Raising battalion has a sanctioned strength of 108 women fighters.
  • The Disaster Management Act came into force on 26 Dec 2005 due to continuous natural calamities from 1990 – 2004.
  • The National Disaster Response Force was formed to lay down plans, policies & guidelines for disaster management.
  • India has initiated efforts in the form of ‘Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure’.

Source: Prime Minister’s Office

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