Disaster Risk Reduction: India Urges Int'l Community To Work Together

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has urged the global community to work together on disaster risk reduction.

Inaugurating the three-day 'Asian Ministerial Conference for Disaster Risk Reduction 2016' in New Delhi on Thursday, Prime Minister Modi said that the South Asian nation was ready to join hands with other countries in order to build a disaster resilient infrastructure. He also said that India would share its space technology and resources with foreign countries to properly deal with disasters across the globe.

The PM expressed concern over the effect of disasters on economic growth, stressing: "We need to think big and… innovatively." Modi further requested the participating nations to encourage and prepare women for disaster management work. "Encourage women in disaster management programmes. We have large number of women to support (disaster) affected women,...

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