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New Delhi, July 9 (ANI): The Federation of the Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) and the National Institute of Disaster Management (NIDM) will jointly host a conference on “Earthquake Disaster Mitigation in India” on Friday at the Federation House here.

Delhi’s Chief Secretary K K Sharma and Mr. P K Mishra, Additional Principal Secretary in the Prime Minister’s Office, will address the conference.

V K Saraswat, Member, Niti Ayog; Mr. R K Jain, Member Secretary, NDMA, will be the other speakers at the conference.

Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Minister for Science and Technology and Earth Sciences, has also been invited for the conference.

This conference is first of its kind in the country post the Nepal earthquake, and is aimed at sensitising builders, real estate, construction, iron and steel, cement, hardware and related industries about earthquake safety, safe construction and the Shake Lab – a device for shaking structural models or building components with a wide range of simulated ground motion.

The event could also focus on what the industry should do to make housing infrastructure, plants, assets and manpower better and safe to prevent natural disasters like earthquakes. (ANI)

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