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Mock exercise on earthquake begins at Senapati

Source: The Sangai Express / DIO

Senapati, November 10 2021: A mock exercise on earthquakes conducted by National Disaster Response Force, Government of India began on Wednesday at Mini Secretariat in front of Treasury Office, Senapati.

Speaking on the occasion, Pangabam Nupajao Singh, Deputy Commandant, 12 NDRF, Itanagar (AP) stated that mock exercise is needed to assess the level of preparedness of all the stakeholders, assess the gap in resources, communication and training level, check the response time of agencies and improve coordination and proficiency among all stakeholders.

He mentioned that mock exercise is needed in every district as per directives from the Centre so that life may be saved during a natural calamity.

                   Mock exercise on earthquake begins at Senapati

"Disaster Management Act was passed in 2005 with National Disaster Management Authority as the apex body of Government of India to lay down policies and guidelines for disaster management and recommend the provision of funds for mitigation of disaster with Prime Minister as head at the national level, Chief Minister at State and DC in the district", he added.

The Deputy Commandant continued that the Incident Response System was also developed by NDMA in 2010 for effective mechanisms in reducing the scope for ad-hoc measures in response with all the tasks to perform.

Responsible Officer has been designated at the State and District level as overall in charge of the incident response management.

The RO may also delegate responsibilities to the Incident Commander (IC) to manage the incident through IRTs, he added.

Pangabam Nupajao Singh further stated that the National Disaster Response Force was constituted in 2006 under the Disaster Management Act, 2005.The NDRF teams are trained specialized to respond to natural and man-made disasters, MFR, CSSR & CBRN, flood & landslide rescue, deep diving search & rescue technique, canine & technical search and specialized manpower (doctors, paramedics, technicians, electricians) .

The programme was participated by HL Jain, MCS, ADM, Senapati, Vivek Kumar, Inspector, 12 BN, DLOs and various departmental officials and staff.