NDRF prepositions rescue, relief teams in flood-prone states

NDRF rescue in Bihar The NDRF rescuing people in Bettiah, Bihar | Twitter handle of the NDRF

The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) announced on Wednesday it had prepositioned rescue and relief teams in vulnerable areas of flood-prone states across the country.

A total of 96 rescue and relief teams of NDRF, comprising of over 3,000 responders, have been deployed in 71 locations to face the challenges arising due to floods.

As many as 54 rescue and relief teams have been prepositioned in 45 vulnerable locations, whereas 42 teams are permanently deployed in 26 regional response centres (RRCs).

These RRCs are identified as per the vulnerability profile of the states for prompt response to any eventuality.

Meanwhile, Union Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju visited the NDRF RRC in Mumbai on Wednesday to know the preparation level of NDRF for this monsoon season.

"I reviewed the NDRF rescue operation efforts in Mumbai region. @NDRFHQ is fully equipped and trained to deal with floods and other Natural Disasters within the country as well as our neighbours," he tweeted.

The NDRF officials briefed him about their planning and preparation to mitigate the risk in any type of possible disaster situations.

Meanwhile, a 24 X 7 NDRF control room in Delhi is closely monitoring the flood situation and is in touch with other agencies.