The exercise to be conducted under the aegis of Southern Command headquarters with guidance from Sudarshan Chakra Corps and coordinated by Bison Division will see the participation of all national, state and district-level disaster management personnel along with those from armed forces, NDMA, NDRF, NGOs and other civil agencies. Representatives of Maharashtra, Goa, Rajasthan, Gujrat, Madhya Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Kerala dealing with disaster management have also been invited to the meeting as also ‘friendly’ foreign countries. The disaster management representatives from Embassies of some countries in New Delhi and Consulates/ High Commissions here have been invited.
The exercise aims to synergize the efforts of the agencies and to build confidence among the populace with regards to the capabilities towards mitigation of disasters and support available especially during massive urban flooding occurring in the cities, a press release said.
Information Source: The Hindu