Confederation of Risk Reduction Professionals in India
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Health Emergency declared in 4 districts of Kerala
Wednesday, 11 March 2020
With 8 more people testing positive for coronavirus in Kerala on Tuesday, the state government decided to impose severe restrictions, including the closure of educational institutions and cinema houses till month end to halt its further spread.
The Himachal Pradesh State Disaster Management Authority (HPSDMA) in collaboration with Snow Avalanche Study Establishment (SASE) is imparting training on safety and rescue methods during snow avalanche. Around 30 volunteers of Chamba, Mandi and Kullu districts are learning techniques of quick response in such an emergency to rescue victims. These three districts are prone to snow avalanches, and several people have lost their lives due to the disaster.
The 15th FC recommended setting up National and State Disaster Management Funds (NDMF and SDMF) for the promotion of local-level mitigation activities. The Commission has recommended retaining the existing cost-sharing patterns between the centre and states to fund the SDMF (new) and the SDRF (existing). The cost-sharing pattern between centre and states is (A) 75:25 for all states, and (B) 90:10 for north-eastern and Himalayan states.
For 2020-21, State Disaster Risk Management Funds have been allocated Rs 28,983 crore, out of which the share of the union is Rs 22,184 crore. The National Disaster Risk Management Funds has been allocated Rs 12,390 crore.
To check the preparedness of the administration, the Disaster Mitigation and Management Centre (DMMC) would hold a mock drill for chemical disaster on February 11 and 12.
The drill would be held in the districts of Dehradun, Haridwar and Udham Singh Nagar and would help in checking the preparedness and vulnerability of the industries in talking any accident caused by chemicals.