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GS 3: Disaster Management

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National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) conducting a basic training programme at the Deendayal Port Trust in Kandla, Gujarat.


  • The main aim is to increase awareness and enhancing the preparedness of Seaport Emergency Handlers (SEHs) to respond to CBRN emergencies.
  • It will be conducted at various seaports across the country to enable SEHs to respond suitably to the arrival of specialised response teams.


  • The training programme conducted in collaboration with the Indian Ports Association (IPA), Institute of Nuclear Medicine & Allied Sciences (INMAS) and National Disaster Response Force (NDRF). This training programme will improve the CBRN safety at our seaports by enabling the SEHs to handle any CBRN emergency.
  • The programme consists of lectures, field training, including live demonstrations of detection of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and mock exercises.
  • Equipping the SEHs to handle CBRN emergencies. The training programme will enable them to provide medical first aid and initial psycho-social support. Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (AERB), Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) and Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) will train the participants. There are 50 participants representing various agencies responsible for operation and maintenance of the seaport are being trained on various aspects of CBRN emergencies.


  • NDMA: National Disaster Management Authority is the apex body, mandated to lay down the policies on disaster management.
  • Based on the Disaster Management Act enacted on 23rd December 2005 by GoI, headed by the Prime Minister.
  • Headquarter: Delhi
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