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National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) celebrated its 17th foundation day

  • Category
    Polity & Governance
  • Published
    5th Oct, 2021

Context

In the 17th foundation of NDMA, the Government launched two new initiatives:

  • Aapda Mitra Scheme
  • Common Alerting Protocol

Key-highlights of the scheme

AapdaMitra Scheme:

  • AapdaMitra scheme is to prepare the public and up-gradation of skills of people who have the zeal to fight against disaster, work for others and save people by risking their lives.
  • In this initiative, arrangements can be made to make them aware of all protocols and take immediate action in case of disaster.
  • This scheme has been implemented on an experimental basis in 30 flood-prone districts of 25 states. 
  • Under this initiative, work has been done to prepare 5,500 Aapda Mitras and Aapda Sakhis for flood protection.

Common Alerting Protocol

  • It is to give alerts about the location of lightning 6 minutes in advance and a few hours in advance of a large area. 
  • With the help of this initiative,many lives can be saved if early warning agencies and such warnings are implemented.
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