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  • India has integrated administrative machinery at the national, state, district, block and village levels for disaster management.
  • The Central government helps the state government in all possible ways during a disaster.
  • Role of the Central government during a disaster depends on the gravity of the disaster.
  • The Prime Minister; the Ministers of the Union Cabinet and the National Crisis Management Committee are collectively responsible for the decisions taken for disaster management.
  • In the State level disaster management is the responsibility of the Chief Minister or the Chief Secretary of the State. All decisions on relief operations are taken by them.
  • District Disaster Management Committee prepares the District Disaster Management Plan for the State Administration.
  • Village Sarpanch or the village headman prepares the Village Disaster Management Plan and coordinates with the various agencies during a disaster.
  • There are many Disaster Management Organisations in India. They are, The United Nations Disaster Management Team – India , Indian Armed Forces, National Cadet Corps, Civil Defence, National Service Scheme, Nehru Yuva Kendras and the Home Guards.

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