NDMA to conduct mock exercise in Delhi

National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) in collaboration with the Delhi Government will conduct a mock exercise to improve preparedness and response mechanisms of the local administration in the event of an earthquake.

About mock exercise

  • The exercise will cover all the 11 districts of Delhi.
  • Preparedness measures required to be taken at individual, societal and institutional levels to minimise the effects of an earthquake were discussed in detail.
  • NDMA experts will brief the stakeholders on the activation of Incident Response System (IRS), on their roles and responsibilities at each level to improve coordination.
  • Also created various disaster situations involving residential high-rise buildings, hospitals, schools, metro stations, shopping malls and petroleum depots and sought response plans from the participating officials.
  • Departments such as the Army, Health, Police, Firefighting, Civil Defense, Transport, Electricity, Public Relations and Traffic Control participated in the preparatory meetings.

Source : Pib

GS III : Disaster and disaster management

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