46 NDRF teams stationed in flood-prone areas of 14 states
Friday, July 6, 2018, 7:28 PM
As part of proactive measures, 46 fully equipped rescue teams of the NDRF have been stationed in flood-prone areas in 14 states, the Union home ministry said today. The National Disaster Response Force teams, comprising 1,384 personnel, have been deployed in vulnerable areas in Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Maharashtra, Delhi, Punjab, Sikkim, Tripura, Uttar Pradesh and so on.
NDRF set to induct women rescuers soon
Friday, July 6, 2018, 7:26 AM
The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) is set to induct women rescuers into its batallions and a proposal in this regard was sent to the Centre. It envisions each of its 12 batallions to have 47 women rescuers. "The idea to induct women personnel is to develop rapport with the women victims during rescue operations," NDRF DG said.