Disasters and Disaster Management – Sendai Framework, Floods, Cyclones, etc.

Telangana Govt launches Disaster Response Force vehiclesPrelims OnlyStates in News


Mains Paper 3: Disaster Management | Disaster and disaster management.

From UPSC perspective, the following things are important:

Prelims level: DRF

Mains level: Enhancing preparedness for disaster management.


Disaster Response Force (DRF) vehicles

  1. The Telangana Government has launched Disaster Response Force (DRF) vehicles in Hyderabad to combat situations like flash floods, heavy rains, building collapse and fire mishaps.
  2. The vehicles will be parked at 24 locations with Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) DRF staff and will be pressed into action at the time of need.
  3. Hyderabad is also the second city to have an exclusive Enforcement Vigilance Disaster Management wing.

Enhancing Preparedness for disaster

  1. The main aim behind the initiative is that the state should have its own disaster force.
  2. The force has been trained in tackling urban flooding, tree falls, structural collapses and any other site of emergencies.
  3. The team is capable to work continuously during emergencies.
  4. The disaster personal will be available on the field for 24/7.

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