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Aapda Prabandhan Puraskar - Shanmugam IAS academy in coimbatore
Aapda Prabandhan Puraskar


What’s in news?

Government of India has instituted an annual award known as Subhash Chandra Bose Aapda Prabandhan Puraskar.

Key data’s:

  • This is to recognise the excellent work done by individuals and institutions in India in the field of disaster management.
  • The award is announced every year on 23rd January, the birth anniversary of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose.
  • The nominations were scruitnised by the two high level Committees.
  • For the year 2019, 8th Battalion of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) located at Ghaziabad, had been selected for the award for its commendable work in disaster management.


  • For the year 2020, Disaster Mitigation & Management Centre, Uttarakhand (in the institution category) and Shri Kumar Munnan Singh (Individual category) have been selected for the Subhash Chandra Bose Aapda Prabandhan Puraskar for their commendable work in Disaster Management.

Award for institution:

  • A certificate and a cash prize of Rs. 51 lakhs.
  • This cash prize shall be utilized by the winning institution for Disaster Management related activities only.

Work of DMMC, Uttarakhand:

  • Disaster Mitigation and Management Centre (DMMC), Uttarakhand discharges the functions of State Disaster Management Authority under the Government of Uttarakhand.
  • Since its establishment in 2006, it has coordinated various post disaster functions relating to coordination, requisition, information exchange and media briefing, including those after 2010, 2012 and 2013 major disaster incidences.
  • DMMC has been organizing mock exercises at state, district and tehsil level with the support of NDMA and has trained State Government officials in Incident Response System (IRS) and organized incidence response trainings (IRTs) till tehsil level.
  • DMMC ensures interaction with various scientific and academic institutions working in the field of DRR in the country for dissemination of emerging technologies and techniques amongst State Government departments through workshops.
  • The DMMC has extended research facilities to students and has published more than 50 papers in peer reviewed scientific journals.
  • It has developed rich audio-visual and print IEC material that is one of the best in the country, particularly in Hindi and includes a Censor Board certified popular film ‘THE SILENT HEROES’ that was released on 11th December, 2015 in more than 200 theatres of 100 cities across the nation.
  • This film highlights the importance of preparation and capacity building and carries the message of social inclusion.
  • The work done by DMMC is innovative and original and ranges from pre-disaster preparation and capacity building to post-disaster response and rehabilitation.
  • Continuity of these programs for almost two decades and keen interest shown in these by other states and countries is a measure of sustainability of these programs.

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