National Policy on disaster management has addressed the issues of vulnerable groups

New Delhi, December 12: One of the objectives of the National Policy on Disaster Management is to ensure efficient response and relief with a caring approach towards the needs of the vulnerable sections of the society.

The National Policy on Disaster Management has addressed the issues of vulnerable groups at many places including Preamble, Approach and Objectives, Response & Reconstruction and Recovery.

Further, the National Disaster Management Plan (NDMP) 2019 has also addressed the issues pertaining to groups with higher vulnerabilities like gender based, children, weaker and marginalized communities and for disabled persons.

A National Guidelines on Disability Inclusive Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) has also been issued addressing issues of disabled persons particularly.

Over the last five years, Government of India has advanced regional cooperation on disaster risk management through active engagement under multiple regional organizations.

Such as Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) and Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA).

Through these organizations, Government has conducted joint exercises as well as facilitated sharing of good practices in disaster management.This was stated by the Minister of State for Home Affairs, Shri Nityanand Rai in a written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha.


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