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2-day disaster management exercise to be held in Rajasthan

Press Trust of India  |  Jaipur 

A two-day joint humanitarian assistance and disaster relief (HADR) exercise "Rahat" will be held in Rajasthan's Jaipur, and cities to improve coordination between agencies in responding to natural disasters like earthquakes, an said Monday.

The exercise conducted by the is in pursuance to the directions of during the Combined Commanders Conference 2015.

Representatives of the armed forces, national and state disaster management authorities will be participating in the exercise on February 11 and 12, the said.

"The exercise will be conducted simultaneously at three places beginning at in the form of table top exercise and at and wherein on ground capabilities and coordination will be displayed," told reporters.

The exercise will assess the effectiveness of plans, organisation procedures, command and control structure, functioning of the NDRF and the SDRF, he said.

It will comprise of a seminar on disaster management in the country, tabletop exercise and field exercise.

has three tectonic faults -- Konoi fault, great boundary fault and depression.

Mathson said some of the areas of fall under seismic zone 4 and are earthquake prone. The exercise will assess the effectiveness of plans and coordination among various agencies.

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First Published: Mon, February 04 2019. 15:45 IST