NDMA Current Affairs - 2020

NMIS-National Migrant Information System developed by NDMA

On May 16, 2020, the National Disaster Management Authority launched the National Migrant Information System. It is a central online repository for the migrant workers.

Highlights

The online portal will help in inter-state communication to facilitate smooth movement of migrant workers. The portal also has added advantages such as contact tracing that will help in COVID-19 response work.

The repository will hold details such as name, mobile number, age, destination district, date of travel and originating district.

The GoI has been taking several measures to help the stranded workers and migrants wanting to shift to their home towns.

Shramik trains

The GoI operated more than 1,074 Shramik trains to allow migrants to return back to their home towns. These trains ferried more than 14 lakh workers. Of these 80% of the trains terminated in Uttar Pradesh. UP was followed by Bihar, Madhya Pradesh. This also shows that these states have the maximum number of migrant workers.

International Workshop on Disaster Resilient Infrastructure

International Workshop on Disaster Resilient Infrastructure was organised at Delhi by the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) in collaboration with United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR), and in partnership with the Global Commission on Adaptation, United Nations Development Programme and the World Bank.

International Agreement for Disaster-Resilient Infrastructure

Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (SFDRR), 2015-2030

The agreement is the first major agreement of the post-2015 development agenda which identifies investing in Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) for resilience and to build back better in reconstruction as priorities for action towards reducing disaster risk.

Sustainable Development Goals

Goal 9 of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) recognizes disaster resilient infrastructure as a crucial driver of economic growth and development.

Objectives of the Workshop

  • Identify good practices of disaster risk management in key infrastructure sectors.
  • Identify specific areas and pathways for collaborative research on DRI (Transport, Energy, Telecom and Water).
  • Discuss and co-create the broad contours of the Coalition for Disaster-Resilient Infrastructure (CDRI) as well as a notional roll-out plan for the next three years.
  • Build a forum for members to work on areas of common interest and make specific commitments.

The workshop brought together countries from different parts of the world, multilateral development banks, UN agencies, academia and research institutions, the private sector, academics and policy think tanks to discuss and collaborate on promoting policies and practices towards achieving disaster resilience of large infrastructure systems.