Mainstreaming Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation – 7th July 2015

Mainstreaming of disaster management implies the methods and means of integrating disaster risk reduction measures into development plans. A state level consultation meeting was held on 7th July 2015 with the involvement of various stakeholder departments. The attempt here is to ensure that development plans of various departments understand and account for disaster risk reduction. This can be achieved by ensuring that all departments have departmental disaster management plans with specific financial allocation for implementing/ensuring disaster risk reduction in the particular sector which is statutorily required under Section 39 (c) of the DM Act, 2005.
Another source of funding for mainstreaming disaster management is the 10% flexi funds of Centrally Sponsored Schemes for Disaster Preparedness in the respective sector approved vide Ltr. No. 47-38/2011-DM-III dated 11th March 2016 from Ministry of Home Affairs, Govt. of India.
Report of the workshop can be found here