The NDRF has earmarked 30 groups to launch rescue and reduction operations in view of the cyclone “Nivar” that’s anticipated to hit the coastal areas of Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Puducherry between Tuesday and Thursday, officers mentioned on Monday.
A senior National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) officer mentioned whereas 12 groups have been pre-deployed, 18 are on standby in these states and the Union Territory of Puducherry.
These groups will additional be deployed in coordination with native authorities for reduction and rescue works, together with help in evacuation of locals from affected areas.
A NDRF group has about 35 to 45 personnel, relying on the duty at hand, and they’re outfitted with tree and pole cutters, fundamental medicines and different instruments to assist affected folks.
The National Crisis Management Committee, headed by Cabinet Secretary Rajiv Gauba, on Monday met right here and other than reviewing numerous measures in view of the cyclone, it additionally directed numerous stakeholders, together with state governments involved, to proceed to work with an intention of zero lack of life and early restoration of normalcy in affected areas.