The Task Force constituted on “Establishing a Coalition on Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (CDRI)” has submitted its report to Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA). The Task Force was constituted by MHA in August, 2017 and was headed by Preeti Saran, Secretary (East), Ministry of External Affairs (MEA).
Task force in its report provides step-by-step implementation plan and analysis in order to build and operationalize CDRI. It includes business case for CDRI, analysis of best practices of international partnerships in disaster risk and other thematic areas lead by India, preliminary design of coalition and roll-out plan.
During Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (AMCDRR) held in New Delhi in November 2016, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had outlined 10-point Agenda for disaster risk reduction. Under the first agenda, India had committed to work with other partner countries and key stakeholders to build coalition or centre for promoting disaster resilient infrastructure in the region. This was to generate new knowledge for hazard risk assessment, disaster resilient technologies and mechanism for integrating risk reduction in infrastructure financing. With a view to take this agenda further forward, MHA had constituted Task Force. It was mandated to prepare its report on establishing CDRI.