NDRF to train unit to save heritage structures

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News: The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) has decided to come up with a specialized unit in each battalion to help preserve monuments and other heritage structure in pre and post disaster scenarios.

Facts:

About National Disaster Response Force (NDRF)

  • The NDRF is a specialised force constituted for the purpose of specialist response to a threatening disaster situation or disaster under the Disaster Management Act, 2005.

Role of NDRF:

  • Provide specialized response for rescue and relief in case of disasters-natural and manmade.
    • Deployment in case of impending disasters.
    • Assistance to civil authorities in distribution of relief material during/after disaster.
    • Co- ordination with other agencies engaged in rescue/relief work

Tasks of NDRF:

Deployment in case of impending disaster and provide specialist response in case of disasters which covers:

  • Removal of debris.
  • Extrication of victims-live or dead.
  • First medical response to victims.
  • To extend moral support to victims.
  • Assistance to civil authorities in distribution of relief material
  • Co-ordination with sister agencies.
  • Providing assistance to foreign countries if asked.
  • Capacity building.
  • Imparting training to State Disaster Response Forces (SDRF)
  • Community awareness- Target groups-villagers, school children, NGOs, volunteers and state administration.