Aapada Mitra Programme
- 29 Sep 2021
- 3 min read
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Recently, the government has announced plans to have Disaster Management Volunteers (Aapda Mitras) in 350 districts of the country also released documents for Common Alerting Protocol (CAP)
- CAP is a simple but general format for exchanging all-hazard emergency alerts and public warnings over all kinds of networks.
- Training institutions to be empanelled by respective States/UTs at the State/UT level.
- To train community volunteers in life saving skills of disaster response (flood relief and rescue), coordination, assistance, and provide personal protective equipment and emergency responder kits;
- To create a Community Emergency Stockpile/Reserve at the district/block level containing essential light search and rescue equipment, medical first aid kits, etc;
- To disseminate training and education tools developed under the project to more flood prone districts in subsequent phases of the scheme.
- Other Disaster Related Initiatives:
National Disaster Management Authority
- NDMA is the apex statutory body for disaster management in India. It is headed by the Prime Minister of India.
- It was formally constituted on 27th September 2006, in accordance with the Disaster Management Act, 2005.
- Its primary purpose is to coordinate response to natural or man-made disasters and for capacity-building in disaster resiliency and crisis response.
- It envisages to build a safer and disaster resilient India by a holistic, proactive, technology driven and sustainable development strategy that involves all stakeholders and fosters a culture of prevention, preparedness and mitigation.