Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday chaired the sixth meeting of the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), the Home Ministry unit that is mandated to lay down policies, plans and guidelines for effective disaster management.

Modi reviewed the activities of NDMA to effectively manage and respond to disasters affecting the country. He emphasised on the need for better coordination among various stakeholders and advised more joint exercises to save life and property.

The Prime Minister asked the national body to bring in global expertise in the field of disaster management. He reviewed ongoing projects undertaken by NDMA.

Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and Agriculture & Farmers Welfare Minister Radha Mohan Singh were present at the meeting.

NDMA’s vision is to build a safer and disaster resilient India by a holistic, proactive, technology-driven and sustainable development strategy that involves all stakeholders and fosters a culture of prevention, preparedness and mitigation.