National Disaster Management Authority Government of India

Introduction

Earlier, the approach to Disaster Management has been primarily reactive and relief centric. A paradigm shift has now taken place at the national level from the erstwhile response centric approach to holistic and integrated management of disasters with emphasis on prevention, mitigation and preparedness. These efforts are aimed to conserve developmental gains and also minimize losses to lives, livelihood and property. Prevention and mitigation contribute to lasting improvement in safety. 

Communication & IT Sub Division

The Communication and IT Sub Division has a role on various matters relating to setting up of Communication and IT related infrastructure. The Sub Division has taken up a National Disaster Management Services (NDMS) Pilot Project. It also maintains social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, You Tube. Besides, it is responsible for providing advice on communication matters to NDRF.