NATIONAL DISASTER RESPONSE FORCE
Saving Lives & Beyond...
It is a great honour for me to head this elite Force.
NDRF, in a short span of eight years, has acquired a niche for itself as a highly professional force. It has played a vital role in responding to various disasters, be they natural or man-made. It is also the single largest stand-alone disaster response force in the world.
NDRF did commendable work in the Nepal earthquake 2015 when our responders saved 11 precious human lives out of 16 lives saved and retrieved 131 dead bodies. The work done by NDRF was acclaimed globally. Be it the devastating floods in Bihar, UP, MP in 2016, the Uttarakhand forest fire 2016, the Chennai floods 2015, the Assam Meghalaya floods 2014, the J&K floods 2014 or disasters like building collapse and train accidents, the NDRF has been the most prompt, proactive and visible force to save the people. NDRF has saved more than 5,45,000 lives in various disasters within country and abroad.
Apart from its forte of response, the force has actively conducted continuous community capacity building programmes in the country with a vision to work towards a disaster resilient nation. NDRF has, so far, trained more than 44 lakh people under various community capacity programs.
I have every confidence that all officers and men of NDRF will earnestly, with unflinching resolve, continue to carry out their assigned task with utmost sincerity and dedication in the future and always uphold our motto “AAPDA SEVA SADAIV”.
On behalf of all ranks of the force, I assure our countrymen that they can always count on the NDRF to be with them - always and every time.