Coupon Accepted Successfully!


Disaster Management Organisations

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
  • Home Guards
  • The United Nations Disaster Management Team – India :-
    The United Nations Disaster Management Team represents various UN agencies to implement preparedness and mitigation efforts and to strengthen the government’s capacities on disaster management.


    The UN General Assembly has appointed the UN Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs to look into all International disaster responses.

    The UNDMT- India has representations from various UN agencies like the FAO; ILO; UNICEF and WHO. When ever there is a disaster all these agencies act together.

    The primary purpose of the UNDMT- India, is to ensure prompt, effective services during a disaster.

    Indian Armed Forces :-
    The Indian Armed Forces is the main entity the Government depends on during disasters. The Armed Forces enter the scene only when the local administration is not able to handle the situation.


    The Armed Forces have always played a major role in emergency support functions like communications, search and rescue operations, health and medical facilities, transportation, power, food and civil supplies, public works and engineering.

    The Armed Forces are very effective in disaster management and function with great speed and accuracy as they have tremendous capacity and resources at their disposal.


    National Cadet Corps :-
    The National Cadet Corps was formed in the year 1948. The members of this organisation are trained to be courageous and disciplined and develop comradeship and leadership qualities.

    The members are trained to have a secular out look, as it is necessary in times of disaster management. A spirit of adventure and sportsmanship is also encouraged among the members.

    The NCC aims at creating human resource of organised, trained and activated youth. Members of the NCC are always ready to serve the Nation during any emergency.

    Civil Defence

    Saving lives and minimising damage to property during disasters is the aim of the Civil Defence. They also ensure that there is continuity of industrial production during troubled times.

    The National Civil Defence College functions as the training wing of the emergency Relief Organisation of the government of India.


    National Service Scheme :-
    The National Service Scheme involves students in the service of the Nation.

    The Ministry of Education started the NSS during the academic year 1969-’70.

    The motto of the NSS is "Not me but you". The motto underlines the fact that the welfare of the individual depends on the welfare of the society as a whole.

    The activities of the NSS :-

    • Regular activities undertaken during school working days
    • Special Camping activities for 10 days in any adopted village or urban slum

    Each NSS unit is expected to adopt some underdeveloped area in the vicinity and work for its all round development.

    Nehru Yuva Kendras :-
    The Nehru Yuva Kendras were started in the year 1972. The objective for starting these Kendras was to include the non-student rural youth in nation building activities. This helps the rural youth to develop themselves. The members of these Kendras have helped the community in times of crisis.

    Home Guards :-
    Home Guards is a voluntary organisation. The functions of a home guard are…

    • Help the police in maintenance of internal security
    • Help the community during natural or man made disasters
    • Help in the maintenance of essential services
    • Help in the promotion of communal harmony
    • Help in protecting the weaker sections of the community
    • Participate in socio-economic and welfare activities
    • Perform civil defence services.

    Test Your Skills Now!
    Take a Quiz now
    Reviewer Name