'L3' Category Disaster Status

Published on August 11, 2019
Current context: The Congress party has demanded that the massive floods in Maharashtra be given the status of 'L3' category disaster.
'L3' Category Disaster Status
  • From the past one week, western Maharashtra is receiving heavy rains that have wreaked havoc in the region.
  • ‘L3'-level is an indication of a very large-scale disaster, as per the guidelines of the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA).
  • The L3 status would mandate the Centre to assist the disaster affected people in Maharashtra.
  • The NDMC categorization of the Levels of Disasters is:
    • Level-L1: The level of disaster that can be managed within the resources and capabilities of the District.
    • Level-L2: The level of disaster that requires assistance and resources mobilization at the state level along with state agencies deployment for disaster management.
    • Level-L3: This level of catastrophic disaster or a very large-scale disaster situation that overwhelms the State and District authorities resource and capabilities.

Question: 

Q.1 The L3 status of the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), recently in the news signifies?
a. Need for state assistance for a disaster
b. Need for Centres assistance for a disaster
c. Need for district assistance for a disaster
d. Need for global assistance for a disaster

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