Maha govt to form 'Apatti Nivaran Fund' to fight disasters

Maharashtra government has decided to create a state sponsored fund on the lines of NDRF (National Disaster Relief Fund) for effectively countering natural disasters, state Revenue minister Eknath Khadse informed the Legislative Council today.

NDRF mulling to set up specialised teams to tackle disasters

National Disaster Response Force is contemplating to set up specialised multi skilled teams to meet the challenges arising out of various disasters, a top official said on Tuesday.

J&K Governor urges Centre for release of funds for flood victims

Jammu and Kashmir Governor N N Vohra Thursday urged the Centre for immediate release of funds under the NDRF for relief and rehabilitation of victims of last year's devastating floods in the state.

NDRF will get all help: Rajnath

Promising to provide "all possible assistance" to the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), Home Minister Rajnath Singh Wednesday lauded its work in saving lives across India.

NDRF to raise two more battalions soon: DG

National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) will raise two more battalions to strengthen its cadre in view of enormity of the task, its Director General O P Singh said on Thursday.

Centre names OP Singh as NDRF chief

The process of filling vacancies in central police forces has begun with the appointment of OP Singh as full-time Director General of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) besides a minor rejig at senior posts in BSF, CRPF and CISF.

Govt announces national medal for men in counter-disaster operations

Government Tuesday announced institution of a new national service medal for the personnel of country's lead disaster mitigation force NDRF and other such units who risk their lives to help the common man struck in calamities.

NDRF to demonstrate earthquake preparedness

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.

Gujarat braces for Cyclone Nilofar; Rajasthan put on alert

The Indian Coast Guard (ICG) is preparing itself to deal with any eventuality arising out of very severe cyclonic strom 'Nilofar' which is expected to make a landfall near Naliya village in Kutch district on November 1.

NDRF positions teams as 'Nilofar' approaches Gujarat coast

The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) Tuesday said it has deployed rescue and rehabilitation teams at various locations as cyclone Nilofar approaches the Gujarat coast.

Disaster management effective in dealing with Hudhud cyclone?-Part 2

The worst is over, as Cyclone Hudhud has lost speed and winds are now blowing at 120-130 kmph. The contingency plans being in place this time,can we say that this was an example of good disaster management?

Disaster management effective in dealing with Hudhud cyclone?

The worst is over, as Cyclone Hudhud loses speed and winds are now blowing at 120-130 kmph. The contingency plans being in place this time,can we say that this was an example of good disaster management?

Cyclone Hudhud: As it happened on Sunday
Cyclone Hudhud: As it happened on Sunday

  • The toll in the aftermath of Cyclone Hudhud has increased to six.

'Hudhud': NDRF airlifts large cutters, increases teams to 44

The National Disaster Relief Force is airlifting a number of large metal and wood cutters from here to Andhra Pradesh and Odisha, the states expected to be hit by Cyclone 'Hudhud', and has increased the strength of its relief teams on standby from 39 to 44.

Two NDRF battalions to be raised: Rajnath Singh

With the NDRF playing an important role in rescue of disaster-hit people, government has decided to raise two new battalions of the disaster response force.

Jammu & Kashmir: Flood-hit cling to pets, refuse to leave them behind

"Take my wife, take my kids but I will come only when you first take my puppies on the boat."

85 people killed by floods in Assam and Meghalaya: NDRF DG

A total of 85 people have been killed due to heavy floods and inundation in Assam and Meghalaya, the NDRF on Saturday said.

Centre planning second NDRF battalion for NE: Rijiju

Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju Saturday said that the central government is contemplating setting up a second unit of the NDRF in the northeast, which often witnesses natural disasters like floods and landslides.

PM sanctions Rs 2 lakh for next of kin of those dead in Assam, Meghalaya flood

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced an ex gratia payment of Rs 2 lakh each to the next of kin of those killed in Assam and Meghalaya floods.

Rajnath Singh assures all help to flood-hit Assam

Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday assured all possible assistance to the Assam government for rescue and relief of flood-affected people in the state.