NDRF CONDUCTED PRE-EVENT FOR NATIONAL PLATFORM ON DISASTER RISK REDUCTION (NPDRR) - 2023
Dated : 17th Feb 2023
Time : 1700 hrs
NDRF, in co-ordination with DRDO, DGRE, DST, DoS and AGNIi Mission conducted a pre-event conference on “Technological Applications in Disaster Management.” on 17th Feb 2023 at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi. The conference was attended by representatives from SDRFs, Home Guards, Civil Defence, Fire Services, CAPFs, NDMA, NIDM, MHA etc.
Shri S. N. Pradhan, Director General, NCB graced the occasion as chief guest during the Valedictory Session. This conference was organised as a pre-event prior to the third meeting of National Platform on Disaster Risk Reduction (NPDRR) scheduled at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi from 10-11 March 2023 on the theme, “Building Local Resilience in a Changing Climate.”
Addressing the august gathering Shri S. N. Pradhan said that with the climate change, the dimension of disasters is also evolving. To cope up with the new challenges, technology can be a game changer. He praised the fast improving co-ordination mechanism with in the country in managing disaster with in the country.
Shri Atul Karwal, DG NDRF stated that we cannot stop disasters to occur but preparedness can certainly save lives. He added that Indian early warning institutions have made remarkable progress reducing our dependency on foreign institutions. He further added that NDRF has walked a long way and is now preparing for International Certification based on INSARAG Methodology.
During the conference various agenda points like “CBRN Preparedness for Futuristic Disaster Response”, Enhancing Disaster Response through Data Technology’ and ‘Indigenous Technology in focus-New dimensions in Disaster Response’ were discussed where eminent speakers enlightened participants on the various facets of the problems.
The Conference offered a platform to all agencies/department involved in Disaster Management to get aware about the latest technology being used in Disaster Management, advance equipment and to share their best practices. It provided excellent platform for stakeholders to network and gain from each other.
Issued by – Narendra Singh Bundela, IPS, IG NDRF