National Disaster Response Force (NDRF)

Date: April 27, 2015

CRPF National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA)

NATIONAL DISASTER RESPONSE FORCE:SAVING LIVES AND BEYOND

The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) is a disaster response agency under National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) created by the Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. It was established in 2009 in Delhi, for disaster management and specialised response to natural and man-made disasters. Functioning at state and central-level under the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) based in Delhi, it consists of ten battalions of Central Armed Police Forces, including three each of the BSF, CRPF, and two each of the CISF and ITBP.

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Background-

Two national calamities in quick succession in the form of Orissa Super Cyclone (1999) and Gujarat Earthquake (2001) brought about the realization of the need of having a specialist response mechanism at National Level to effectively respond to disasters. This realization led to the enactment of the DM Act on 26 Dec 2005. The NDMA was constituted to lay down the policies, plans and guidelines for disaster management.
The DM Act has made the statutory provisions for constitution of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) for the purpose of specialized response to natural and man-made disasters. Accordingly, in 2006 NDRF was constituted with 08 Bns (02 Bn each from BSF, CRPF, ITBP and CISF). As on date NDRF is having strength of 10 Bns.

Role & Mandate of NDRF-
  Specialized response during disasters
  Proactive deployment during impending disaster situations
  Acquire and continually upgrade its own training and skills
  Liaison, Reconnaissance, Rehearsals and Mock Drills
  Impart basic and operational level training to State Response Forces (Police, Civil Defence and Home Guards)Vis-à-vis Community- All NDRF Bns are actively engaged in various:

      Community Capacity Building Programme
      Public Awareness Campaign
      Exhibitions : Posters, Pamphlets, literatures
Unique Force- 

  The only dedicated disaster response force of the world.
  The only agency with comprehensive response capabilities having multi-disciplinary and multi-skilled, high-tech, stand alone nature.
  Experienced paramilitary personnel specially trained and equipped for disaster response.
  Capabilities for undertaking disaster response, prevention, mitigation and capacity building.

Locatins of NDRF BNs-

 

 


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