It shall be the responsibility of every department of the Government of a State to-
(a) take measures necessary for prevention of disasters, mitigation, preparedness and capacity building in accordance with the guidelines laid down by the National Authority and the State Authority;
(b) integrate into its development plans and projects, the measures for prevention of disaster and mitigation;
(c) allocate funds for prevention of disaster, mitigation, capacity-building and preparedness;
(d) respond effectively and promptly to any threatening disaster
situation or disaster in
accordance with the State Plan, and in accordance with the guidelines or directions of the National Executive Committee and the State Executive Committee;
(e) review the enactments administered by it, its policies, rules and regulations with a view to incorporate therein the provisions necessary for prevention of disasters, mitigation or preparedness;
(f) provide assistance, as required, by the National Executive Committee, the State Executive Committee and District Authorities, for-
(i) drawing up mitigation, preparedness and response plans, capacity-building, data collection and identification and training of personnel in relation to disaster management;
(ii) assessing the damage from any disaster;
(iii) carrying out rehabilitation and reconstruction;
(g) make provision for resources in consultation with the State Authority for the implementation of the District Plan by its authorities at the district level;
(h) make available its resources to the National Executive Committee or the State Executive Committee or the District Authorities for the purposes of responding promptly and effectively to any disaster in the State, including measures for-
(i) providing emergency communication with a vulnerable or affected area;
(ii) transporting personnel and relief goods to and from the affected area;
(iii) providing evacuation, rescue, temporary shelter or other immediate relief;
(iv) carrying out evacuation of persons or live-stock from an area of any threatening disaster situation or disaster;
(v) setting up temporary bridges, jetties and landing places;
(vi) providing drinking water, essential provisions, healthcare and services in an affected area;
(i) such other actions as may be necessary for disaster management.
(1) Every department of the State Government, in conformity with the guidelines laid down by the State Authority, shall-
(a) prepare a disaster management plan which shall lay down the following :-
(i) the types of disasters to which different parts of the State are vulnerable;
(ii) integration of strategies for the prevention of disaster or the
mitigation of its effects or
both with the development plans and programmes by the department;
(iii) the roles and responsibilities of the department of the State in the event of any threatening disaster situation or disaster and emergency support function it is required to perform;
(iv) present status of its preparedness to perform such roles or responsibilities or emergency support function under sub-clause (iii);
(v) the capacity-building and preparedness measures proposed to be put into effect in order to enable the Ministries or Departments of the Government of India to discharge their responsibilities under section 37;
(b) annually review and update the plan referred to in clause (a); and
(c) furnish a copy of the plan referred to in clause (a) or clause (b), as the case may be, to the State Authority.
(2) Every department of the State Government, while preparing the plan under sub-section (1), shall make provisions for financing the activities specified therein.
(3) Every department of the State Government shall furnish an implementation status report to the State Executive Committee regarding the implementation of the disaster management plan referred to in sub-section (1).
(1) Subject to the directions of the District Authority, a local authority shall-
(a) ensure that its officers and employees are trained for disaster management;
(b) ensure that resources relating to disaster management are so maintained as to be readily available for use in the event of any threatening disaster situation or disaster;
(c) ensure all construction projects under it or within its jurisdiction conform to the standards and specifications laid down for prevention of disasters and mitigation by the National Authority, State Authority and the District Authority;
(d) carry out relief, rehabilitation and reconstruction activities in the affected area in accordance with the State Plan and the District Plan.
(2) The local authority may take such other measures as may be necessary for the disaster management.