Over the last few months, 100 women have joined the NDRF.The ADRF is the world’s largest disaster response force. There was no place for women for so long. But this time both men and women will work together in all categories.
For the first time in the history of India, women have joined the disaster response force. Until now, only men have had the opportunity to serve as members of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF). Over the last few months, 100 women have joined the NDRF. The NDRF is the world’s largest disaster response force. There was no place for women for so long. But this time they can be seen together working in same categories. Women have been appointed to all the posts including sub-officers and constables. So from now on, women along with their male colleagues will be able to jump in to help the needy people in the midst of disaster.
The NDRF’s female brigade has been initially deployed to rescue people on the banks of the Ganges in the town of Mukteshwar in Uttar Pradesh. They have been instructed to jump into the rescue if there is any accident in the river. They have also started patrolling the river with special boats. The work that their male colleagues have been doing for so long.
NDRF Director General SN Pradhan said that after several months of training, 100 women have been recruited as staff in NDRF. He also said that the number will be doubled soon.According to the rules, each battalion of NDRF can have 108 female personnel. NDRF has more than a thousand personnel in each battalion. And at the moment 12 battalions of NDRF are working in the country.
The SN chief said, “We have plans to create a women’s squad only, and a squad of women workers together with men.
A number of rescue operations have realized the need for female rescuers in rescuing women and children, and the idea of quickly incorporating women into the NDRF has been mooted. The NDRF Director General also said that they have received a very positive response from the women’s squad.