A meeting was held in OSDMA under the Chairmanship of Addl. Chief Secretary (DM) and Managing Director, OSDMA for discussion on the draft guidelines communicated by NDMA for ‘Administration of Disaster Mitigation Funds’. The representatives from Departments like Water Resources, Works, Forest and Environment, School and Mass Education, Steel and Mines, Housing and Urban Development, Agriculture & Farmers’ Empowerment, Women and Child Development and Mission Shakti, Fishery and Animal Resources Development, Tourism, Energy and international organisations like Inter Agency Group and UNDP along with senior officers of OSDMA were present in the meeting.
The different components and implementation modalities of the draft guidelines were discussed thoroughly during the meeting. The ACS and Managing Director, OSDMA highlighted the importance of utilising the Mitigation Funds for triggering actions for major changes in reducing the disaster risks and how the mitigation funds to be utilised for enhancing the resilience of public and private infrastructures.
As the outcome of the meeting, the combined views of all the departments will be sent to the NDMA for incorporation in the Final Guidelines.