District Disaster Management Plan. North-24-Parganas, Dakshin-Dinajpur, Uttar-Dinajpur, Kolkata, Paschim-Bardhaman, Jhargram, Kalimpong, Alipurduar, Jalpaiguri, Bankura, Purba-Bardhaman, Birbhum, Darjeeling, Howrah, Hooghly, Coochbehar, Malda, Paschim-Midnapore, Purba-Midnapore, Murshidabad, Nadia, South-24-Parganas, Purulia
Department of Disaster Management & Civil Defence
Reducing disaster risks and preparing for and responding to disasters and threats of disasters in order to save lives and property, avoid disruption of economic activity and damage to environment and to ensure the continuity and sustainability of development.
People lost at sea or river who have to be presumed dead due to sinking/capsize of boats/other vessels, where the bodies have not been recovered and chances of recovery of body within the State are remote due to accident in high seas or in inter-state/ international rivers.
The aim of the West Bengal State Disaster Management Policy is to establish necessary systems, structures, programs, resources, capabilities and guiding principles for reducing disaster risks and preparing for and responding to disasters and threats of disasters.
The objective of the State Disaster Management Plan, West Bengal is to facilitate execution of activities for prevention and preparedness, operations, coordination, and community awareness and involvement.
It is necessary to provide a suitable handbook to the practitioners of disaster management in the public sector as guide within a set parameter.
A financial assistance of one-time exgratia payment of Rs. 1,000/- will be provided under the scheme to such worker who is residents of West Bengal and who is stranded in other parts of the country due to lockdown because of Corona Virus (COVID-19).
Ex-gratia grant @ 20,000/- (Rupees twenty thousand) only in each death case, to the next-of-kin(s) of the person who was killed as a result of Natural Calamity like Flood, Cyclone, Earthquake, Tornade, Hailstorm, Lightning etc. and anything directly or indirectly resulting from Natural Calamity.