Govt launches Rs 100 cr project for revamping Civil Defence

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 28, 2010 - 22:29

New Delhi: To revamp Civil Defence set up
in the country, the government has launched a Rs 100-crore
plan.

The scheme, being implemented during the 11th Five Year
Plan, envisages upgradation of existing 17 Civil Defence
Training Institutes in the states/Union Territories in terms
of physical infrastructure, transport and equipment, setting
up of ten new such institutes.

Besides, a pilot project for involving Civil Defence in
internal security and law and order situations in 40 select
towns, re-orientation and strengthening of Civil Defence in
100 select multi-hazard districts and making them district
centric from town centric were also part of it.

During 2009-10, Rs 14.80 crore have been released to the
state governments under the scheme, Minister of State for Home
Ajay Maken informed Rajya Sabha.

Out of 17 states, 12 have finalised their plans for
upgrdation of existing training institutes.

Out of 10 states identified for setting up of new
training institutes, only Chhattisgarh has allotted land and
the remaining States/UTs are in process of acquiring land.
This component is to be implemented during 2010-11.

Under the pilot project, 212 Master Trainers have been
trained in National Civil Defence College, Nagpur and 1,196
volunteers have been trained by Master Trainers in various
states.

A total of 56,705 volunteers have been weeded out and
35,643 have been enrolled.

PTI



First Published: Wednesday, April 28, 2010 - 22:29

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