New Delhi, Aug. 20 ANI | 4 months ago

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh has emphasised on the strengthening of civil defence organisation in an attempt to check future natural disasters.

Speaking at the launch of the 'Plan Scheme of Mainstreaming Civil Defence in Disaster Risk Reduction', Singh said, "I feel that there is a need to strengthen and make the civil defence organisation more effective, which should instill a sense of confidence in place of fear during any natural disaster or any other type of disaster."

An official statement released by the ministry states that the plan will be implemented in 32 states and union territories across the country during the 12th Five Year Plan period at an outlay of Rs 291 crores.

The scheme shall be implemented and monitored by the Director General of the fire services, civil defence and home guards and the Home Ministry, Government of India at the national level.

At the state level, the implementation shall be done through the Director Civil Defence of the State who, in turn, shall deliver the project through the civil defence authorities at the district level.

(Posted on 21-08-2014)

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