National Disaster Response Force (NDRF)


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    • Recently, the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) has sent relief material to Ukraine.


    • Established in 2006, NDRF is the world’s single largest force dedicated to disaster response.
    • It is functioning under the Ministry of Home Affairs, within the overall command, control and leadership of the Director-General.
    • Organisation:
      • At present, the NDRF consists of 15 battalions from the BSF, CISF, CRPF, ITBP, SSB and Assam Rifles.
      • Each battalion has 18 self-contained specialist search and rescue teams of 45 personnel each including engineers, technicians, electricians, dog squads and medical/paramedics. 
    • Functions:
      • It is a multi-skilled and high-tech force that effectively responds to all types of natural and man-made disasters, including building collapses, landslides, devastating floods, and cyclones.
      •  It is strategically deployed across the nation as per the vulnerability profile of the country.
        •  The swift and effective response of NDRF during Japan Triple Disaster-2011 and Nepal Earthquake 2015 was acclaimed globally.