SDRF is principally required to be raised on the lines of NDRF in all States/UTs as dedicated disaster response force since NDRF model has proved very successful over a short period. Keeping in view the vulnerability profile, difficult & sparse terrain, poor connectivity of State(s), sufficient numbers of SDRF Coys are recommended to be raised in every State/UT in view of its disaster vulnerability profile. The SDRF would be placed strategically at suitable locations well connected to airport, rail heads and roads for their immediate deployment at the disaster sites.
SDRF will also be used for Community Capacity Building and Awareness Generation programmes within the State. During these programmes, SDRF can familiarize themselves with terrain, critical buildings and other existing infrastructure for prompt response at the time of disaster and side by side they can also prepare the community specially school children, village volunteers and other stakeholders about Do’s & Don’ts during various disasters. Following roles are to be assigned to SDRF:
i. Respond to a disaster or threatening disaster situation
ii. Distribution of relief material to the disaster victims.
iii. Ensuring full-proof security of the Nuclear Power Plants (NPPs) located within the Statewhere applicable.
iv. Community Capacity Building – Volunteers
v. Liaison, Reconnaissance, Rehearsals and Mock Drills
vi. Awareness Generation
vii. Crowd Management.
viii. Acquire and continually upgrade its skills and knowledge through training & re-training