Focus: GS-III Disaster Management

Why in news?

Cabinet Secretary chaired the second meeting of the National Crisis Management Committee (NCMC) to review the preparedness of States and Central Ministries/Agencies to deal with the Cyclonic Storm “Nisarga”.

Why was this necessary?

  • India Meteorological Department (IMD) has stated that the Severe Cyclonic Storm is expected to impact the Maharashtra coast by the afternoon/evening of 3rd June.
  • High wind speeds ranging up to 100-110 kmph gusting to 120 kmph are expected, accompanied by heavy rainfall and storm surges of 1-2 metres in the coastal districts of the State.

What is being done now?

  • NDRF has deployed 40 teams in the States and UT and additional teams are also been airlifted.
  • Rescue and relief teams of the Army and Navy along with ships and aircrafts of the Navy and Air Force have been put on standby.
  • Ships of the Coast Guard are already engaged in rescuing fishermen at sea.

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