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National Disaster Response Force:
The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) is a specialised force constituted "for the purpose of specialist response to a threatening disaster situation or disaster" under the Disaster Management Act, 2005. The "Apex Body for Disaster Management" in India is the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA). The Chairman of the NDMA is the Prime Minister.

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Andhra boat capsize: 9 dead, 27 rescued; Jagan does aerial survey, search on for missing

The chief minister has announced Rs 10 lakh ex-gratia for the bereaved families and also directed National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), Navy and ONGC helicopters to carry out the rescue operations..
DNA - Published

Andhra Pradesh: At least 12 drown as boat capsizes in Godavari river, Navy's Dornier joins search and rescue

Navy joins search operation along with NDRF, SDRF and civil authorities.
DNA - Published

Mumbai Rains: 30 flights cancelled, 118 delayed; NDRF teams on standby

The Met department has declared an orange alert for Thursday, which is likely to bring in the maximum rainfall.
DNA - Published

Dhule: 13 killed by explosion in chemical unit

Rescue operations by the State Disaster Resource Force (SDRF) teams are underway and the NDRF team has been alerted.
DNA - Published

Maharashtra: One dead, several feared trapped after building collapses in Bhiwandi

The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) was immediately pressed into action which rescued three people from the debris and shifted them to a nearby hospital.
DNA - Published

Rs 4,432 crore aid for 3 disaster-hit states, Kerala misses out

In a statement, the home ministry said a high-level committee headed by home minister Amit Shah had cleared additional central assistance of Rs 3,338 crore to Odisha for the damage caused by Cyclone..
IndiaTimes - Published

Centre to immediately constitute teams to visit flood-hit states

The Centre has decided to immediately constitute and send inter-ministerial central teams (IMCTs) to visit 11 states to asses the damage caused by the recent floods. In the combined rescue operations..
IndiaTimes - Published

Uttarakhand: Death toll rises to 17 due to cloudburst, SDRF, NDRF and Air Force launch rescue operations

"Seventeen people have died in the cloudburst in Mori tehsil," Secretary (Incharge) Disaster Management, S A Murugesan, told ANI.
DNA - Published

Maharashtra govt mulls increasing strength of its state disaster response force

The state government approved the creation of the state disaster response force (SDRF) in 2015, with the units being operationalised in 2017. The SDRF personnel have also been trained by their..
DNA - Published

National Disaster Response Force sets up medical camp in flood-affected Sangli district

Two doctors of NDRF along with paramedics and support staff are stationed at the camp with essential medicines
DNA - Published

Maharasthra floods: Watch heartwarming video of ladies performing puja for NDRF team in Sangli

In a heartwarming video posted by the twitter handle MacInsultopedia, ladies of Sangli district in Maharashtra were seen performing pujas for the NDRF personnel and putting red tilaks on their heads.
DNA - Published

Watch: House collapses in Uttarakhand's Chamoli as heavy rains create havoc

State Disaster Response Force team has been rushed to the spot for relief and rescue operations.
DNA - Published

Maharashtra government conducts vaccination drive for cattle in flood-affected areas

The NDRF personnel used inflatable boats and life jackets to rescue people from flood-affected areas
DNA - Published

Kerala: 28 dead, 27 injured, 7 missing following heavy rains

Rescue operations are underway by the National Disaster Relief Force (NDRF), Army and the local police
DNA - Published

Rains wreak havoc in coastal states

Cochin Int'l Airport shut after waterlogging; Armed Forces called in to assist NDRF, SDRF; 650 people evacuated in Gajapati, Odisha
DNA - Published

Maharashtra spate: 27 killed, rescue boat overturns

As many as 10 teams of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) have been deployed to engage in relief and rescue operations in the affected areas.
DNA - Published

NDRF team rescues several families following heavy downpour in flood-hit areas


IndiaTimes - Published

1.32 lakh evacuated in western Maharashtra, Army, NDRF roped in for rescue ops


IndiaTimes - Published

National Disaster Response Force rescues 170 people from Pune hospital

The NDRF which is carrying out rescue and relief operations in several parts of Maharashtra rescued 50 patients and 120 hospital staff from Surya Mother And Child Care Superspeciality Hospital
DNA - Published

Andhra Pradesh: NDRF, SDRF teams deployed as water level rises in Godavari

Teams of NDRF and SDRF were deployed in Andhra Pradesh's East Godavari and West Godavari districts on Saturday due to a steady rise in the water levels in Godavari river. More than 60 villages in the..
IndiaTimes - Published

Vadodara rains: Airport to be closed till Friday morning, NDRF teams deployed

Crisis situation in Vadodara.
DNA - Published

20-inch rain in 8 hrs: Vadodara struggles to stay above water

So far, three NDRF teams have been deployed in Vadodara and the state was likely to send more in the hours that followed.
DNA - Published

Gujarat on guard with rivers in spate

While locals of Vav taluka are shifting to safer places, NDRF has been stationed at Tharad to meet any eventuality
DNA - Published

NDRF personnel risk their lives to rescue many

Accustomed to going where everyone else wants to escape from, NDRF teams are tasked with carrying out rescue and relief operations across the country
DNA - Published

Maharashtra: Badlapur marooned with 447 mm rains over last 24 hours

NDRF and Navy teams rescued stranded people from housing societies and odd locations
DNA - Published

NDRF, military rescue 1,050 from train after 17-hour ordeal

In one of the biggest joint rescue operations launched since July 26, 2005 floods in Maharashtra, around 1,200 personnel of the IAF, Army, Navy, NDRF, state police, Railway Police, local agencies, NGOs..
IndiaTimes - Published

700 passengers stranded onboard Mumbai-Kolhapur Mahalaxmi Express; NDRF to the rescue

The train is held up between Vangani and Badlapur, which is 100 kilometres away from Mumbai, since 3 AM today, according to a passenger on board.
DNA - Published

Mumbai-Kolhapur Mahalaxmi Express stranded; NDRF rescues more than 500

The train is held up between Vangani and Badlapur, which is 100 kilometres away from Mumbai, since 3 AM today, according to a passenger on board.
DNA - Published

NDRF rescues more than 600 stranded Mahalaxmi Express passengers; operation 'almost at fag end'

The train is held up between Vangani and Badlapur, which is 100 kilometres away from Mumbai, since 3 AM today, according to a passenger on board.
DNA - Published

Punjab residents rely on NDRF as state administration's help delayed

Since Friday, the overflowing water from the river has entered the villages and destroyed acres of farmland
DNA - Published

Floods continue to wreak havoc in Bihar as 11 killed in 24 hours

16 teams of NDRF, seven of SDRF pressed into service, nearly 1.25 lakh people rescued
DNA - Published

Over 11,000 people rescued from flood-affected states till now: NDRF

More than 11,000 people have been rescued by the National Disaster Response Force from various states affected by floods and heavy rains, an NDRF spokesperson said on Wednesday. The force has deployed..
IndiaTimes - Published

Mumbai building crash: How crowd and chaos made life difficult for rescuers

The site of the building crash in south Mumbai's congested Dongri area was crowded and chaotic as hundreds of onlookers created hurdles in the rescue operation even as NDRF and civic personnel attacked..
DNA - Published

Mumbai building collapse: Two dead, many feared trapped

Two people were killed when a multi-storey building collapsed in south Mumbai's Dongri area on Tuesday morning. Many people are said to be trapped inside the structure as the rescue operations..
IndiaTimes - Published

119 NDRF teams deployed for rescue, relief operations in flood-hit areas


IndiaTimes - Published

Amit Shah directed officials to be high alert for floods; provide help to states

Home Minister Amit Shah Saturday directed the NDRF and all agencies dealing with flood rescue and relief operations to remain on high alert so that they can handle any situation arising out of the..
DNA - Published

Assam flood situation worsens, Army called in

The Army was called for assistance in Assam as the flood situation in the state worsened on Friday with the toll rising to six and affecting nearly 8.7 lakh people across 21 districts. Officials said..
IndiaTimes - Published

Mumbai: 30 hours on, boy still untraceable

Rescue teams of NDRF, MFB, police & BMC are on the job to trace 3-year-old who fell in an open drain in Malad
DNA - Published

Bengaluru: Under-construction building collapses in Pulikeshi Nagar; 4 dead, 7 injured

State Disaster Response Fund (SDRF) conducted a rescue operation at the spot
DNA - Published

Bengaluru: 5 dead after two under-construction buildings collapse

State Disaster Response Fund (SDRF) conducted a rescue operation at the spot
DNA - Published

Tiware Dam Breach: Rescue operation enters seventh day; 3 missing, 20 bodies recovered

The NDRF has recovered 20 bodies and the operation for the missing 3 is still underway.
DNA - Published

Mumbai rains: Wall collapses in Malad, at least 12 dead

NDRF team is carrying out rescue work.
DNA - Published

Heavy rains lash south Gujarat, NDRF on standby over flood scare

Weather Report: Highest rainfall of 186 mm was recorded in Khergam taluka of Navsari district
DNA - Published

Cyclone Vayu no more a threat, evacuees can return: Gujarat CM

Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani on Friday said cyclonic storm Vayu no longer posed any threat to the state as it had moved away westward. The state government will pay an allowance totaling around Rs 5.5 crore..
IndiaTimes - Published

Cyclone Vayu: 20 villages put on alert in Gujarat ahead of landfall, NDRF evacuates locals, fishermen

Apart from this, Kandla port in Kutch district will temporarily remain closed ahead of the landfall. Locals and fishermen who live in areas near the port are being evacuated to safer places by National..
DNA - Published

Gujarat put on alert as it braces for Cyclone Vayu

State to begin evacuation from coastal areas today; looks to Odisha for some lessons, 36 NDRF teams to be deployed
DNA - Published

7 climbers from abroad go missing, search ops on

They were scheduled to return to the base camp on Friday but when they didn’t return, the four members of the team who were at the base camp informed district officials and a search operation was..
IndiaTimes - Published

Naveen Patnaik writes to Rajnath Singh; seeks relaxation in NDRF norms


IndiaTimes - Published

Centre releases additional Rs 1,000 crore to cyclone-hit Odisha

The Home Ministry on Monday announced release of an additional Rs 1,000 crore to the cyclone-hit Odisha as announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. A Home Ministry statement said the amount would be..
IndiaTimes - Published

Cyclone Fani: Odisha seeks 20 more units of NDRF teams for relief and rescue operations

At least 14 coastal and adjoining districts are likely to be affected by the storm. At least 25 units of NDRF have already been deployed in various districts, three more units are kept on standby...
IndiaTimes - Published

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