Govt launches Rs 100 cr project for revamping Civil Defence
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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.


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

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