What is the full form of NDRF
NDRF: National Disaster Response Force
NDRF stands for National Disaster Response Force. As the name suggests, it is a specialized force established under section 44 of the Disaster Management Act, 2005, for a quick and specialized response to a natural or man-made disaster situation such as flood, earthquake, landslide, etc.
As of now, it comprises 12 battalions, each of which comprises 1149 personnel. These battalions are located in different states of India, which include Assam, Odisha, West Bengal, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Bihar, Andhra Pradesh, and Arunachal Pradesh. The NDRF personnel are trained and equipped in response to disastrous situations.
The chairman of the NDMA is the Prime Minister of India, and its head is designated as Director-General. The Director-General of NDRF is an IPS officer on deputation basis.
In more than 70 responses to disaster situations in the country, the NDRF has saved more than 1 lakh human lives and retrieved more than 2500 dead bodies of disaster victims in the country. Some of the major response operations of NDRF are as follows: