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The Government of India recognizes the need to evolve a participatory process of decision making in disaster management with active involvement of the Central & State Governments and stakeholders including people representing different interests in the field of disaster management. An institutional mechanism to address this need will not only strengthen the disaster management structure and institutions all over the Country but also will strengthen the federal polity and democratic governance in the larger interest of its people.

Accordingly, a multi-stakeholders and multi-sectoral National Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction (NPDRR) was constituted by Government of India vide resolution dated 26th February 2013. The original Resolution was amended from time to time in order to have a wider participation of different stakeholders. Recently, the Government of India has undertaken a thorough review in the list of members of NPDRR and it has been decided to consolidate all the previous amendments and to issue a revised comprehensive Resolution on the constitution of the NPDRR.

In supersession of Ministry of Home Affairs’ Resolution dated 26th February, 2013 and subsequent amendments dated 5th April, 2013, 17th March, 2015, 25th May, 2015 and 17th January, 2017 except as respect things done or omitted to be done before such supersession, the Government of India has decided to reconstitute the multi-stakeholders National Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction (NPDRR).