15th Raising Day: NDRF

Published on January 19, 2020
Current context: The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) celebrated its 15th Raising Day on 18th January 2020.
15th Raising Day: NDRF 
  • The NDRF was constituted in 2006 to lay down the policies, plans and guidelines for disaster management.
  • It was enacted as a result of succession of events like Orissa Super Cyclone (1999), Gujarat Earthquake (2001) and Indian Ocean Tsunami (2004), which emphasised the need of comprehensive disaster management plan.
  • The Disaster Management Act was enacted on 26th December 2005.
  • The Disaster Management Act has statutory provisions for constitution of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF).
  • NDRF was established for the purpose of specialized response to natural and man-made disasters with 8 Battalions.
  • At present, NDRF has a strength of 12 Battalions (three each from the BSF and CRPF and two each from CISF, ITBP and SSB) with each Battalion consisting of 1149 personnel.
  • With the notification of NDRF Rules on 14th February 2008, NDRF was made a dedicated force for disaster response related duties.
  • The first major test of disaster for NDRF was Kosi Floods (Bihar) in 2008.

Question: 

Q.1 The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) was established in which year?
a. 2001
b. 2004
c. 2006
d. 2009

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