Disaster Risk Reduction has a pivotal role in supporting adaptation to climate change as well as sustained development. Jaipur based Sapta Shakti Command will be conducting Joint Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief Exercise EXERCISE RAHAT on behalf of Indian Army over a period of two days on 11th and 12th February 2019. The Joint exercise in coordination with NDMA is being conducted to synergise efforts for humanitarian assistance and disaster relief operations. Representatives from Armed Forces, National Disaster Management Response Mechanism (NDMRM), SDMA Rajasthan and DLMAs will be participating in the exercise.
As a prelude to the exercise, a curtain raiser has been organized at Jaipur Military station on 4th February 2019, during which Lieutenant General Cherish Mathson, GOC-in-C Sapta Shakti Command while interacting with the media informed the modalities of the conduct of the exercise. The exercise will be conducted simultaneously in three places, beginning at Jaipur in the form of a tabletop exercise and at Kota and Alwar wherein on-ground capability and coordination amongst various stakeholders will be demonstrated.
(With Inputs from PIB)