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District Disaster Management Authority

The District Disaster Management Authority constituted for every district in the State is under the Chairmanship of the Deputy Commissioner. The District Authority shall act as per the Disaster Management Act 2005 in planning, coordinating and as the implementing body for DM and take all measures for the purposes of DM in the district as per the guidelines laid down by the National and State Authority. The District Authority will prepare the District Disaster Management Plans, review capabilities and preparedness measures, give directions to the concerned Departments in the district, organize and coordinate specialized training programs for different level of officers, employees, voluntary rescue workers including all stakeholders and take all such measures as may be appropriate for a holistic and pro-active approach to DM.

Roles & Responsibilities at Local Level

Local Authorities

Local authorities should include Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) and Panchayati Raj Institutions (PRIs). These bodies will ensure capacity building of their personnel for managing disasters, carrying out relief, rehabilitation and reconstruction activities in the affected areas immediately in planned way and preparing DM Plans in consonance with guidelines of the NDMA, SDMA and DDMAs

Public & Private Sector

The State Government would partner with public and private sectors to ensure their active participation in the pre-disaster activities in alignment with the overall plan developed by the State Government. They would need to be taken as joint partners in ensuring that all activities to build a disaster resistance/ resilient society in the state incorporating disaster resilient features and other statutory requirements under the DM Act 2005.

Community Groups and Voluntary Agencies

Local community groups and voluntary agencies including NGOs/CBOs to be taken as joint partners in prevention and mitigation activities under the overall direction and supervision of the SDMA/ DDMA. The trainings be professionalized and schedule be prepared with concerned Agencies.