National Policy for Disaster Management
The policy emphasises preparedness on the part of the government, communities and other stakeholders and proposes to establish and strengthen Disaster Management institutions, partnerships and networking. It proposes to mainstream Disaster Risk Reduction in the development process and strengthen the resilience of vulnerable groups.
Disaster Risk Management encompasses a full continuum from preparedness, relief and rehabilitation, mitigation and prevention including t diversification of vulnerable livelihoods and coping mechanisms. Ministry of State for Special Programmes in the Office of President is appointed as the chief national co-ordinator.