The Union Minister of
State for Home Affairs, Shri Hansraj Gangaram Ahir launched the website,
http://npdrr2-mha.net.in, for the ensuing 2nd meeting of National
Platform on Disaster Risk Reduction (NPDRR) here today. This is an
exclusive website to share all information related to the NPDRR and keep
updating delegates on daily basis about the meeting.
The 2nd meeting of the NPDRR will be held in the last week of April this
year in New Delhi on the theme 'Disaster Risk Reduction for Sustainable
Development: Making India Resilient by 2030'. The first meeting of NPDRR
was held during May 13 -14, 2013 in New Delhi on the theme
'Mainstreaming DRR in Development: From Risk to Resilience'.
The NPDRR is a multi-stakeholder National Platform headed by the 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.
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 1,000 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.
National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) and National Institute of
Disaster Management (NIDM) are organizing 10 pre-events on different
aspect 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 March 31, 2017 to enhance citizen's involvement in Disaster