Yes, our nation is fully prepared to handle any national disasters.1.At first the Revenue Dept and concerned Engineering Dept,highways, P.W.D. or water board like that and local bodies like Panchayat or municipality or corporation , as the case may be, of respective STATE GOVERNMENT handles initially,when it goes beyond their handling magnitude, at request or on cabinet advice the UNION GOVERNMENT OF INDIA plunges into action, by despaching a contingent of central force or if necessary ARMY or NAVY or AIRFORCE OR ALL the three wings of defence will be pressed into action. In addition the elite Commandos are always ready to take up any situation.What we have to do is just render our possible co operation to these agencies during such disasters
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The NDMA have 10 battalions of para-military forces under its command who have been trained in rescue operations. They are been also asked to train locals in their particular districts so that people would know what to do in case a disaster strikes," Sinha says.
According to him, ever since the NDMA was set up in 2005, they have created a network so strong that it represents each district in the country.
"The NDMA is chaired by the prime minister. Then there are state-level disaster management authorities, which are chaired by the chief ministers. Then it is further divided into districts, which are jointly chaired by an elected representative and the district magistrate," Sinha said.
"In this way, we have been represented across the country, thus improving our communication network. Right after the tsunami struck the Indian coast, we set up a speaker system in both Andaman and Nicobar Islands and Tamil Nadu, wherein, a collector sitting in his office in the capital city can warn every coast in his about potential disaster," he added.
When asked about equipments available with the NDMA, Sinha said that the team is well equipped.
"We do have all the necessary equipments. What we do lack is...