MoS (Home) Shri Kiren Rijiju;
“NIDM is an institute of national importance.”
India is a huge country and the world expects India to play a leadership role in handling disasters.
According to him:
- The NIDM got its recognition in the year 2003, followed by the
- A statutory status in the year 2005 and
- That it was now the role of NIDM has become even more crucial in the wake of India’s vulnerability to natural disasters.
The Ministry of Home Affairs gave assurance of its support to NIDM for taking the capacity building forward.
The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) and NIDM work as a team in the field of disaster and at the same time he stressed upon the participation of community. Speaker expressed their views, saying NIDM should focus more on training and capacity building of communities and also partner with other agencies (private and Government) to increase its reach.