Draft Assam State Disaster Management Plan 2022 uploaded to ASDMA Website

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Minister Mohan has informed that the draft ASDMP (Volume-I & II) will be kept for 15 days for general comment on the same by the public
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Guwahati: The draft Assam State Disaster Management Plan (ASDMP) 2022 has been uploaded to the ASDMA website (www.asdma.assam.gov.in) on Thursday following a press briefing by Jogen Mohan, Minister, Revenue & Disaster Management Department, Govt. of Assam at his office in Assam Secretariat.

Minister Mohan has informed that the draft ASDMP (Volume-I & II) will be kept for 15 days for general comment on the same by the public. Any individual can share a comment/suggestion through the email [email protected].

It is to be mentioned that the updated version of ASDMP 2022 provides a framework and guidance to the State Government agencies and other stakeholders for managing the disasters in the state in accordance with the national and state level plans and priorities within the larger context of India’s global commitments and emerging state-level challenges.

The plan has been revised in view of the following: Disaster Management Act 2005; National Policy on Disaster Management (NPDM-2009); Prime Minister’s 10 Point Agenda for Disaster Risk Reduction 2016; National Disaster Management Plan (NDMP) 2019; Assam State Disaster Management Policy-2010; Assam State Disaster Management Manual 2015; and Assam State Action Plan on Climate Change (SAPCC) (2015-2030); and Assam Agenda 2030 (SDGs).

This Plan largely follows the National Disaster Management Plan (NDMP-2019) format and template, with some modifications for adapting it to the state-level requirements.

The ASDMP 2022 comprises two volumes. Volumes I is ‘Perspective Plan ‘which lays down the guiding principles, approach and strategy considering the DRR context, issues, challenges of the state of Assam.

The Perspective Plan comprises 13 chapters encompassing different aspects and phases of Disaster Risk Management including Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR), mitigation, preparedness, resilience building, governance, sustainable recovery, rehabilitation and reconstruction with ‘Build Back Better’ approach.

Capacity development, financial arrangement/sources of funding and international, regional and national level cooperation are the other components of the Perspective Plan. Mainstreaming DRR into development, strengthening resilience, governance and social inclusion, being the cross-cutting issues, are emphasized all across DRR and development pathways.

Volume II is the ‘Strategic Action Plan which comprises 3 chapters emphasizing the implementation aspect of the plan.

Assam State Disaster Management Plan 2022

Vision:

Make Assam a disaster resilient State (resulting in: substantial and inclusive disaster risk reduction; reduction in loss of lives and livelihoods; increased protection of property and assets; and enhanced capacity to cope with disasters).

Mission:

Create disaster resilient institutions and communities by “supporting people and communities to protect themselves from disasters, and substantially reduce disaster risks and losses to lives, livelihoods and health at the local level and in the economic, physical, social, cultural and environmental assets of persons, businesses, communities.”

Aim:

The aim of ASDMP 2022 is to realize its vision and mission by pursuing some well-defined objectives as described in the paragraph 1.8. It is envisaged that this would entail guiding the multi-hazard risk reduction and management of disaster risk in development processes at all the levels and across all the sectors in Government of Assam. It seeks to strengthen DRR in Assam and its integration into policies of the Government of Assam as per the DRR Roadmap approved by ASDMA.

Objectives of Assam State Disaster Management Plan 2022

In view of the agreed vision, mission and aim of the SDMP, its five broad objectives are articulated as under:

  1. Improve the understanding of disaster risks, hazards, and vulnerabilities
  2. Strengthen disaster risk governance at all levels from local to the state level
  3. Invest in disaster risk reduction for resilience
  4. Enhance disaster preparedness for effective response
  5. Promote “Build Back Better” in recovery, rehabilitation and reconstruction

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