SDRF

  • J&K government to provide seeds, fertilisers to flood-hit farmers October 12, 2014

    Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir government will provide seeds, fertilisers and pesticides to farmers whose crops have been damaged by recent floods in the state. "The state government has decided to provide relief of Rs 450 per kanal for irrigated land and Rs 225 for non-irrigated (rain-fed) land as a...
  • Jammu and Kashmir grappling with the worst flooding in 50 years, says Omar Abdullah September 6, 2014

    Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah addressed the media on Saturday over the deepening crisis caused in the state owing to unabated flooding, saying that the rescue of those trapped is the main priority of the government. The CM said that it does not matter whether the Centre declares...
  • Badrinath shrine reopens for pilgrims May 5, 2014

    The sacred portals of Badrinath shrine in Garhwal Himalayas were reopened on Monday after a gap of six months amid chants of vedic hymns and elaborate rituals. Nearly 5,000 devotees payed obeisance at the shrine dedicated to Lord Vishnu, as the temple portal opened in the wee hours. With the opening...
  • Kedarnath pilgrimage from May 4; 1,000 pilgrims to visit daily April 8, 2014

    Dehradun: 1,000 devotees will be allowed to visit Kedarnath shrine daily when its portals are opened on May 4, Chief Minister Harish Rawat said and sought to allay safety concerns of pilgrims. The number of visitors to the Himalayan shrine is being regulated to avoid any confusion in case of...
  • Harish Rawat orders deployment of SDRF perosnnel on Char Dham route March 25, 2014

    In a bid to put a fool-proof security system into place before the Char Dham yatra begins in May, Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat has ordered substantial deployment of SDRF personnel in danger zones prone to natural disasters en route to the famous Himalayan shrines located in the state. Reviewing preparations...
  • Harish Rawat orders appointing 'well trained and dedicated' personnel in SDRF February 13, 2014

    Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat on Wednesday ordered appointment of "well trained" police personnel in the State Disaster Response Force constituted on the lines of NDRF in the wake of 2013 calamity. At a meeting with senior officials, including DGP BS Sidhu, Rawat said selection of personnel for appointment to the...
  • Govt okays 2 panels, special unit for crisis response August 5, 2013

    Uttarakhand Cabinet on Monday cleared proposals for the setting up of two committees for disaster management and a specialised disaster response force to deal with natural calamities in the state. The two committees for disaster management one for sanctioning, the other for monitoring received the nod at a...
  • PM assures all help for Assam flood victims September 26, 2012

    New Delhi: With floods leaving 12 dead and lakhs homeless in Assam, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Tuesday enquired about the situation from the state government and assured it of all help in rescue and relief measures. The Prime Minister called Assam's Disaster Management Minister Prithvi Majhi to enquire about the...