Home Minister Rajnath Singh inaugurated the second meeting of National Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction (NPDRR) on 15 May 2017 in New Delhi.
The meeting saw in attendance over 1000 eminent guests including Union Ministers, State Ministers, Heads of specialized disaster management agencies and representatives from private sector organizations.
• The second meeting of NPDRR will be held from 15 to 16 May 2017 with the theme “Disaster Risk Reduction for Sustainable Development: Making India resilient by 2030”.
• The event would include a Plenary Session, one session on outcomes of pre-events, four technical sessions on four priority areas of Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction, one technical session on monitoring of Sendai Framework and a closing cum valedictory session.
• It will also have an exclusive Ministerial Session after the inaugural ceremony, where ministers from the Centre, States and Union Territories will deliberate on various aspects of disaster risk reduction.
• Besides this, experts on disaster management, practitioners, academicians and delegates will deliberate upon various cross cutting issues on disaster risk reduction based on the Sendai Framework and on the 10 point agenda on Disaster Risk Reduction given by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
• The event was preceded by 14 pre-events, organised by the National Disaster Management Authority and the National Institute of Disaster Management, on various issues of disaster risk reduction.
• A slogan contest was also organized by the Union Home Ministry to generate disaster awareness among common public.
• The event has received entries from over 500 applicants from countries across the world.
Further, the Home Ministry with the help of NITI Aayog has organized an online call from startups and innovators in the areas like fire fighting, GPS based solutions, search and rescue operations, reconstruction and low cost shelter in MyGov.in for displaying during the NPDRR meeting. More than 300 applications have been received for the same and shortlisted 10 would be showcasing their innovations in the exhibit area during the meeting.
This NPDRR will be an ongoing effort of the Government to provide a road map for making our country disaster resilient by 2030.
What is NPDRR?
It is a multi-stakeholders National Platform headed by the Union Home Minister.
It promotes participatory decision making in disaster management and strengthens federal policy of our country.