The company has completed its disaster management training on Wednesday at the premises of the first battalion of Arunachal Pradesh Police (APP) at Chimpu, near Itanagar, official sources said in Itanagar.
    
The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) based in Guwahati, under the guidance of National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) imparted training to SDRF members of the state.
    
The raising of SDRF in Arunachal Pradesh has been long overdue after the enactment of National Disaster Management Act in 2005.
    
Due to its location, Arunachal is prone to flash flood, cloud burst, landslide and falls in seismic zone-V.
    
Most of the time, districts like Dibang Valley, Anjaw, West Siang and Upper Siang remain cut off due to heavy rainfall and frequent landslide.
    
The state police department for the last few months played a proactive role in allocating the manpower and procurement of disaster management equipment so that the state response force could be functional.
    
Under the guidance of NDMA and with the help of NDRF, training infrastructure was developed at Chimpu location to facilitate the trainees.

(Agencies)

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