On NDRF Raising Day, Read about Our Disaster Response Force


New Delhi: The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) Raising Day is celebrated on January 19 to mark its formation.

The NDRF came into existence on January 19, 2006. The specialised task force has been constituted for “special response to a threatening disaster situation or a disaster.” National Disaster Management Authority is the parent body of the NDRF. Located at 12 different locations in the country, there are 12 NDRF battalions. There are as many as 13,000 NDRF personnel who work to build a safer country.

During incidents of floods, drowning, cyclones and other disasters, the actions of the NDRF have been appreciated by the people. Their personnel are trained in rope rescue, flood rescue, collapsed structure search and rescue, and many other activities that help save lives during calamities.

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