NATIONAL DISASTER RESPONSE FORCE
Saving Lives & Beyond...
I feel honoured to lead this force.
NDRF, in a short span of nine years, has acquired a niche for itself as a highly professional force. Over the period, the force has established itself as visible and reliable response force to provide specialist response during disasters be they natural or man-made. This force is one of its kinds of 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 like Kanpur Dehat train accident 2016, the NDRF has been the most prompt, proactive and visible force to save the people. NDRF has saved more than 5,52,018 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 53 lakh people under various community capacity programs.
I am confident that all officers and men of NDRF will strive earnestly, with unflinching resolve, continue to carry out their mandate 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 NDRF is for you, with you always and everytime.