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State to have Disaster Response Force

DP CORRESPONDENT Shimla Himachal Pradesh will establish State Disaster Response Force (SDRF), on analogy of National Disaster Response Force to generate a prompt and efficient response at the time of disasters. This was revealed by Chief Secretary BK Agarwal while chairing the 9th meeting of State Executive Committee (SEC) held here last evening. He said

Ludhiana Building collapse

Ludhiana Building collapse : Case against factory owner under section 304A

Ludhiana Building collapse: According to sources, case has been filed against the owner of the factory under section 304A. DCP Dhruman Nimbale said a case under Section 304-A of the IPC had been registered against the factory owner. “We will look how chemical stock was stored in the factory,” he said.Dead bodies of eleven persons

Assam floods: 13 people dead, 393 villages badly affected

Assam floods: 13 people dead, 393 villages badly affected in District Morigaon

Assam floods: As 13 people were declared dead in the Morigaon District while 393 villages were badly affected by the downpour. Heavy rains continued to wreak havoc in state Assam. 225 animals also found dead in Kaziranga National Park Assam.The death toll due to floods increased to 148 on Sunday with three more deaths reported

Funds released to flood affected states: Kiren Rijiju

Minister of States for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju on Thursday informed that sufficient emergency funds have been released for flood affected states and Rs 500 crores has been given to the State Disaster Response Fund (SDRF) to provide assistance. He also informed that a high level inter-ministerial team would be deputed to the states within

UT eyes separate disaster management directorate

Chandigarh: Disaster management is on the priority agenda of Chandigarh Administration. If all goes well the city will have its own State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) and a separate disaster management directorate. Sources in the administration stated that a proposal on the recommendations of Parliamentary Standing Committee on Home Affairs, was prepared and sent to