NDMA organising mega drill on earthquake
New Delhi: The National Disaster Management Authority is organising a series of drills to generate greater public awareness about the vulnerability to disasters with specific emphasis on earthquakes.
During the exercise, people will be made aware of steps to be taken to save themselves during disaster, their families and the community and properties in the event of an earthquake.
This mega drill is designed to test the system capabilities for an effective coordinated response to an earthquake having impact on multiple states, an official release said.
The drill will be conducted at 60 different locations simultaneously, spread over Chandigarh, Panchkula, Mohali and Shimla for which experts from NDMA have been extending all preparatory support.
Of all natural disasters, earthquakes are the worst and cause severe all-round damage, primarily due to their unpredictability. About 58 per cent of India`s land mass is vulnerable to moderate to severe seismic hazards.
Even though earthquakes cannot be predicted, their impact on life and property can be considerably reduced by better preparedness and awareness.
Recognising this, NDMA has advocated for scientific and technical interventions and effective administration to reduce their impact, the release said.
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