The G20 will form a new committee to look into ways to reduce the likelihood of disasters. India will be the group’s leader. The accelerated global climate change and rise in natural disasters are the reasons behind this. The new organization will aim to minimize the risk of catastrophic tragedies and ensure that nations are better prepared for them.
India has been talking about making strong plans to prevent disasters at many big meetings worldwide. The leader of a group in India called the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) spoke about how well India stops disasters. He said that India is working on three things to make disasters less bad:
- Using new technology to predict when disasters will happen.
- Ensuring people in communities are ready for disasters.
- Ensuring people get a warning about catastrophes quickly.
Amitabh Kant, a member of the G20 Sherpa organization, reported that India is launching a new initiative to help lower the likelihood of disasters. As part of this project, participants will collaborate, conduct in-depth research, and exchange ideas on the most effective approaches to reducing disaster risks.
Although more money is being discussed for disaster prevention, most funding is used for post-disaster relief. India wants to change this and invest more funds in disaster mitigation. To achieve this, they want to cooperate with the other G20 nations. India donates $1 billion annually to prevent disasters, but they want to use more of that sum to prevent disasters from occurring in the first place. Long-term financial savings will result from having to spend less on disaster relief.
India wants to make sure its buildings and infrastructure can survive natural disasters. The leader of India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, wants to build things that can handle these disasters. Also, working with other countries and using technology can help make things safer for everyone.
The National Disaster Management Plan is a plan to enable India to handle disasters and reduce the damage caused by them. It gives guidance to government agencies during a disaster.
According to the NDMP (National Disaster Management Plan), the federal and state governments should concentrate on six key areas to aid disaster management. These include: ensuring that disaster risk management is carried out effectively and by all parties involved; ensuring that people have the knowledge and skills necessary to assist with disaster management; involving the community in decision-making; working with elected leaders; providing a channel for people to report issues and have them fixed; and ensuring that the work being done is of a high calibre.
The NDMA, under the direction of Prime Minister Modi, controls the NDMP. Its objective is to make sure that everyone cooperates in the event of an artificial or natural disaster. Additionally, it aids in better disaster preparedness and disaster response among individuals and communities.
According to Amit Shah, the Union Home Minister, the National Disaster Management Plan (NDMP) is the first disaster plan created in India that adheres to the Sendai Disaster Risk Reduction Framework from 2015 to 2030. To manage disasters, the government is also utilizing a new technology.