Arunachal gets permanent National Disaster Response Force Battelion
Itanagar: Arunachal Pradesh on Saturday got a permanent battalion of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) with Chief Minister Pema Khandu laying the foundation stone for the establishment of the 12th battalion headquarters at Hollongi, near here, in presence of Union Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju and others.
Speaking on the occasion, Khandu thanked the Union Home Ministry for the project and said due to the efforts from Home Minister Rajnath Singh and Rijiju, the Battalion headquarters is being established in the state.
The Chief Minister lauded Rijiju who, brought the project first in 2014 but got delayed due to land availability issues - but was solved with a voluntary contribution of land from the land donors in Hollongi. Khandu said the permanent stationing of NDRF battalion in Arunachal will not only help the state but will be available for service to the neighbouring state of Assam. He said the fight against natural calamities and manmade disaster would be strengthened by the presence of NDRF thus saving precious lives and property. He also said to fight calamities, the state police forces and the central police forces are being equipped including awareness and disaster drill being conducted among civilian population.
The Chief Minister on the occasion also announced that project developed by the state government would include environment and safety concerns.
He said the state government would soon implement the building byelaws in Arunachal.
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