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India-Bangladesh MoU on disaster mgmt approved

August 19, 2021

The Union Cabinet approved the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), Ministry of Home Affairs, the Republic of India and the Ministry of Disaster Management and Relief, People’s Republic of Bangladesh on Cooperation in the field of Disaster Management, Resilience and Mitigation.

The MoU seeks to put in place a system, whereby both India and Bangladesh will be benefited from the Disaster Management mechanisms of each other and it will help in strengthening the areas of preparedness, response, and capacity building in the field of Disaster Management.

The salient features of the MoU include extending mutual support on the request of either party at the time of large scale disaster (Natural or human-induced) occurring within their respective territories, in the field of relief, response, reconstruction, and recovery; exchange relevant information, remote sensing data and other scientific data and share experience/best practices of disaster response, recovery, mitigation, capacity building for ensuring resilience, etc.; extending cooperation in the field of advanced information technology, early warning systems, remote sensing & navigation services and expertise for disaster preparedness, response and mitigation and more towards real-time data sharing; support training of officials in the field of Disaster management; conducting Joint Disaster Management Exercises bilaterally between both the countries; sharing standards, latest technologies, and tools for creating Disaster Resilient Communities.