Disaster preparedness, not just relief: Indian PM talks the talk

Posted on November 30, 2006  /  1 Comments

Very good.

Now will the Indian government walk the walk?

Will the other countries take the lead?

Govt. committed to develop a robust disaster management system: PM

Addressing the First India Disaster Management Congress here, Dr. Singh called for a paradigm shift in disaster management from a “relief-centric” and “post-event” response.

Pointing to the draft National Policy on Disaster Management, he said that it placed greater emphasis on efficient management of disasters, rather than focusing only on immediate response to disasters.

“Such an approach should place emphasis on improving early warning systems, ensuring the reach and efficacy of dissemination, creating awareness and building capacities at all levels of public administration,” he said.

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  1. I as a Indian citizen fell that India’s prepardness is not upto the mark. People donot understand the importance of being prepared to face any disasters (Manmade & Natural)
    We need to educate the children and make it compulsory for every Indian to be ready for it