10. Conclusion

IC should refer the following documents on receipt of the warning of happening any chemical (industrial) disaster:

  • Incident Response System developed by NDMA , GOI for detail action. This is available at http://www.ndma.gov.in
  • National Disaster Management Guidelines Chemical Disasters (Industrial), GOI for detail action and reference. This is available at http://www.ndma.gov.in
  • Chemical Accidents (Emergency Planning, Preparedness and Response) Rules, 1996 This is available at http://www.moef.gov.in

Action to be taken should be reviewed and recorded in the prescribed format as developed by NDMA. The format is given in annexe 1. IC should assess the situation and inform to upper tier for the further action. If required State Government may request for the deployment of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF). Presently the location and area of responsibility of the various NDRF battalion in the country are as follows:

*Patna (Bihar) and Vijaywada (Andra Pradesh) have also been approved in principle to locate NDRF battalions for natural disaster, and therefore, the area of responsibility will be readjusted once two NDRF battalions are made functional.


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