, in a statement, said that total 330 heatstroke centres were set up in Karachi, including 60 by KMC, 36 in different hospitals and 61 at various places in the metropolis.
The NDMA at the national level is supposed to have been followed up by every State with its own SDMA
. This is where the NDMA is facing a serious challenge, to have partners at the State; it is the State, which has a huge network from the district headquarters to the village administration.
According to the CAG report, till 2012 there were only seven states that had set up SDMA
. Most of the northeastern states that are also prone to natural disasters do not have SDMA
Representatives of many State Disaster Management Authorities (SDMAs
) also participated in the brainstorming session.
Singh, DG, NDRF, members of NDMA, former members of NDMA, national experts, representatives from Nodal Ministries, State Disaster Management Authorities (SDMAs
) and Secretaries of Urban Development Departments of flood prone states, Technical Agencies, Municipal Commissioners, District Collectors, Academia and NGOs are also participating in this workshop.
It has enacted the Disaster Management Act in 2005 and established the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) and State Disaster Management Authorities (SDMAs