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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.


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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