The government on Sunday approved appointment of a scientist, an armyman and a UN expert on disaster reduction as members of the revamped NDMA, which had previously seen mostly politicians and retired bureaucrats with no background of disaster management holding office.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi wants the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) to have professionals as its members and this central body should not been seen as a "parking lot" for retired politicians, Union Minister Kiren Rijiju said here on Monday.
Opposition members in Lok Sabha on Tuesday picked holes in government's strategy to deal with natural calamities, deriding the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) and National Executive Committee "toothless and headless".
The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), the country`s specialist disaster response unit, will hold a demonstration Tuesday on quick response in a hypothetical earthquake situation at the ongoing trade fair here.
The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) in association with the State Disaster Management Authorities of Tripura conducted a multi-stage mega mock drill for a hypothetical earthquake and fire incident on the occasion of the International Day for Disaster Reduction on Monday.
The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) on Friday sounded an alert in Meghalaya and neighbouring states in the northeastern region that heavy to very heavy rainfall would occur at isolated places in these states.
The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) today sounded an alert in Meghalaya and neighbouring states in the northeastern region that heavy to very heavy rainfall would occur at isolated places in these states.
Nearly 260 people have been killed and more than one million affected due to rains and devastating floods in Pakistan with authorities racing against both time and tide to limit destruction, officials said on Wednesday.
NDMA should not be made a parking place for retired officials and should be turned into a competent outfit to tackle natural calamities as more than 17 major disasters hit the nation 2010 onwards, a BJP member said in Rajya Sabha.
After some Governors, it was the turn of Vice-Chairman of the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) M Shashidhar Reddy and five of its members to resign after the new government asked them to quit their posts.
In the backdrop of massive calamity caused by heavy rain and flood in Uttarakhand, the National Disaster Management Authority has formulated guidelines to deal with natural as well as man-made disasters.
In order to enhance bilateral trade, India and Pakistan on Saturday agreed on a non-discriminatory market access (NDMA) programme in place of the MFN regime, besides opening up Wagah-Attari border round the clock.