Rijiju inaugurates national seminar for disaster management

New Delhi, Sept. 21 (ANI): Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju said on Monday that India has moved forward in the area of disaster management.

Addressing a national seminar on the theme ‘Exploring Social Sciences Tools in Teaching Disaster Research’, which was organised by the Center for Excellence in Disaster Research,

JNU, in collaboration with National Institute of Disaster Management (NIDM), Rijiju said, “We need to form a policy based on the ground situation. The world is becoming vulnerable day-by-day because of the way we are progressing, and the way we are moving about, we are bound to face the eventuality”

The minister also added that not only relief operation, rescue, rehabilitation, reconstruction should be conducted, but also the root cause of it should be found. He Rijiju appealed the private sector to take part in disaster management.

Prof. S.K.Sopory, Vice Chancellor, JNU, also said that fragmented research has emerged due to the weaknesses of human comprehension. It is an effort to undertake trans-disciplinary research.

The session was also addressed by Dr. V.K. Dadwal, Director, National Remote Sensing Centre, Dr. Nivedita P Haran, former Add. Chief Secretary, Kerala, Prof. Santosh Kumar, DG, NIDM and O.P. Singh, DG, NDRF. (ANI)

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