India hailed for disaster management plan

India has come in for praise at the 2017 Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction for being the first country to draw up a national plan and a local strategy for disaster risk reduction (DRR) and for having made significant progress in its commitments to bring down disaster losses and check climate change.

Representatives of 176 countries, including more than 50 ministers and at least seven heads of state, are attending the global platform, organised by the UN's Office for Disater Risk Reduction (UNISDR). The Indian delegation is led by minister of state for home Kiren Rijiju and comprises a high-level team from the PMO and the home ministry, including the PM's additional principal secretary P K Mishra......................Read more


Source: The Times of India


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