Rajnath Singh lauds operations of NDRF

New Delhi: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday asserted that apart from India, countries like Nepal and Japan have also appreciated the efforts of NDRF (National Disaster Response Force) for its contribution in search and rescue operations.

He said that these states will be asked to set up SDRF at the earliest.

NDRF DG Sanjay Kumar gave a presentation on the role and responsibilities of NDRF and said that NDRF has so far provided community awareness programme to 53.65 lakh volunteers.

Kumar also briefed on the special equipments being used by the NDRF in search and rescue operations and on the creation of infrastructure in NDRF at different places of the country.

Union Home Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi appreciated NDRF for undertaking activities like mock drill, community training and school safety programme, apart from search and rescue operations.