National Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction
The Government of India recognizes the need to evolve a participatory process of decision making in disaster management with active involvement of the Central & State Governments and stakeholders including people representing different interests in the field of disaster management. An institutional mechanism to address this need will not only strengthen the disaster management structure and institutions all over the Country but also will strengthen the federal polity and democratic governance in the larger interest of its people.
Accordingly, a multi-stakeholders and multi-sectoral National Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction (NPDRR) was constituted by Government of India vide Resolution dated 26th February 2013. The tenure of the platform is upto 2030. The original Resolution has been amended from time to time in order to have a wider participation of different stakeholders. Government of India has undertaken a thorough review in the list of members of NPDRR and it has been decided to consolidate all the previous amendments and to issue a revised comprehensive Resolution on 26th February, 2020.
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Hon’ble Union Home Minister is the Chairperson of the NPDRR. Hon’ble Minister of State in-charge of Disaster Management in the Ministry of Home Affairs and Vice-Chairman, National Disaster Management Authority are the Vice-Chairpersons. Special Secretary /Additional Secretary /Joint Secretary in-charge of Disaster Management Division in the Ministry of Home Affairs is the convener of NPDRR.
Members of NPDRR include:
- Representatives of Government of India, which includes Cabinet Ministers of Defence, Finance, External Affairs, Agriculture Cooperation and Farmers Welfare, Human resource Development, Health & Family Welfare, Housing and Urban Affairs, Rural Development, Environment Forest & Climate Change, Jal Shakti, Science & Technology, Earth Sciences, Women & Child Development, Mines, Panchayati Raj and Vice Chairman, NITI Aayog;
- Representatives of State Governments and Union Territory Administrations, which includes Minister of each State Government / UT dealing with the subject disaster management and One member of State Disaster Management Authority of each State/UT;
- Representatives of Local Self-Governments, which includes Mayors and Municipal Commissioners of Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Bangalore and Hyderabad; 10 Chairpersons of Urban Local bodies and 10 representatives of Panchayati Raj Institutions (nominated by Ministry of Urban Development and Ministry of Panchayati Raj respectively);
- Representatives from Parliament, which includes 4 members from Lok Sabha and 2 from Rajya Sabha (to be nominated by the Speaker and the Chairperson respectively);
- Ex-officio members including Union Home Secretary and Secretaries of Ministries / Departments viz. Department of Atomic Energy, Ministry of Agriculture Cooperation and Farmers Welfare, Ministry of Earth Sciences, Ministry of Environment Forest & Climate Change, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Ministry of Mines, Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, Department of Social Justice & Empowerment, Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment and Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (Divyangjan) / heads of various relevant Central Organizations / Institutions;
- Heads of institutions of National Importance; Persons representing industries viz. ASSOCHEM, CII and FICCI; Media representatives; Representatives of Civil Society Organizations; International Representatives and Special Invitees.
- To review the progress made in the field of disaster management from time to time.
- To appraise the extent and manner in which the Disaster Management Policy has been implemented by the Central and State Governments, and other concerned agencies, and to give appropriate advice in the matter.
- To advise regarding coordination between the Central and State Governments/UT Administrations, local Governments and civil society organisations for development of Disaster Risk Reduction.
- To advise suo-moto or on a reference made by the Central Government or any State Government or a Union Territory Administration on any question pertaining to disaster management.
- To review the Disaster Management Policy.
Third Session of NPDRR, 2023
The third session of NPDRR was held on 10th – 11th March, 2023 at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi on the theme of “Building Local Resilience in Changing Climate”. The event was inaugurated by Shri Narendra Modi, Hon’ble Prime Minister.
It was having two plenary sessions, on the themes of “Mainstreaming DRR in social and economic sectors’ and “Risk Governance; Deepening Disaster Risk Management” along with the inaugural and valedictory session. Further, it was having eight thematic Sessions on the themes of
- Climate Change Adaptaion and Disaster Risk Reduction
- Building Local Resilience for Disaster Risk Reduction
- Urban Risk Governance in DRR
- Building National Integrated Response System
- International Cooperation for Strengthening Regional and Global Partnerships
- Disaster Mitigation and Resilience
- Application of new Technologies and Innovations in DRR
- Capacity Building in DRR
During the event, both the awardees of the Subhash Chandra Bose Aapda Prabandhan Puraskar-2023 viz. Odisha State Disaster Management Authority (OSDMA) and Lunglei Fire Station, Mizoram were felicitated by Shri Narendra Modi, Hon'ble Prime Minister. CAP portal and (SACHET) APP was also launched during the event.
Speech of Principal Secretary to Hon’ble Prime Minister during the valedictory session of 3rd NPDRR
Second Session of NPDRR, 2017
The second session of NPDRR was held on 15th and 16th May, 2017, in New Delhi, on the theme 'Disaster Risk Reduction for Sustainable Development: Making India Resilient by 2030'. The event was inaugurated by Hon’ble Union Home Minister. It had five technical sessions on the themes of "Understanding Disaster Risk", "Strengthening Disaster Risk Governance to Manage Disaster Risk", "Investing in Disaster Risk Reduction for resilience", “Enhancing Disaster Preparedness for Effective Response and to Build Back Better in Recovery, Rehabilitation and Reconstruction" and "Sendai Framework for DRR: Monitoring."
Second Session of National Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction - Proceeding
First Session of NPDRR, 2013
The first session of NPDRR was held on 13th and 14th May 2013, in New Delhi on the theme ‘Mainstreaming DRR in Development: From Risk to Resilience’. The meeting was inaugurated by the then Hon’ble Prime Minister. It had 2 plenary and 6 thematic sessions, on "Harnessing Technology for DRR", "Making our Cities Safe", "Risk Financing Mechanisms", "Long Term Recovery and Rehabilitation", "Public Policy and Governance" and "Multi- Stakeholder Consultation."
First Session of National Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction - Proceeding