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PRESS RELEASE Second Meeting of National Platform on Disaster Risk Reduction

PRESS RELEASE 

Second Meeting of National Platform on Disaster Risk Reduction

 

Shri Hansraj Gangaram Ahir, Hon’ble Minister of State, Ministry of Home Affairs has inaugurated an exclusive website (http://npdrr2-mha.net.in) on 6th April 2017 for the ensuing 2nd meeting of National Platform on Disaster Risk Reduction (NPDRR). The key aim of the website is to share all information related to the National Platform and keep updating delegates on daily basis. 

2.The NPDRR is a multi-stakeholder National Platform headed by the Hon’ble Union Home Minister and consists of representatives from Central Government, State Governments, Local Self Governments, Parliament, Specialised agencies dealing with disaster, Institutions of National Importance, Industry, Media, Civil Society Organizations and International Organizations. The NPDRR promotes participatory decision making in disaster management and strengthens federal policy of our country.

3.The first meeting of NPDRR was held during 13 -14 May 2013 in New Delhi on the theme ‘Mainstreaming DRR in Development: From Risk to Resilience’.  The 2nd meeting of the NPDRR will be held on 24th and 25th April 2017 (tentative) at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi on the theme ‘Disaster Risk Reduction for Sustainable Development: Making India Resilient by 2030’.  

4.The Hon’ble Prime Minister is likely to inaugurate this 2nd meeting of NPDRR. Besides opening and valedictory sessions, the second meeting of NPDRR will have one plenary session, 5 technical sessions, exclusive Ministerial Session, and one session on the pre-events of this NPDRR. This meeting would sensitize the participants about important initiatives at global and national level on Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR), including Asian Ministerial Conference for Disaster Risk Reduction in 2016, the Asia Regional Plan 2016, and the Prime Minister’s 10 point agenda on DRR. It would discuss and evolve various actionable points pertaining to four priority areas of Sendai Framework on DRR to make our country disaster resilient. About 1000 participants including members of NPDRR, selected representatives from the State/UT Governments, Central Governments, public sector organizations, institutions of national importance, private sector, financial institutions, professional experts and Non-Governmental Organizations are likely to attend the meeting.

5.National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) and National Institute of Disaster Management (NIDM) are organizing 10 pre-events on different aspects of DRR in collaboration with their partner organizations as a build up to this 2nd meeting of NPDRR.  A national level slogan competition on “Role of NPDRR in disaster management” has been launched on 31st March 2017 to enhance citizen’s involvement in disaster management.