New Delhi: Union Home Minister Amit Shah outlined India’s role as first responder in events of disaster in the sub-continent while addressing the 10th meeting of the head of Authorities of SCO member states on disaster management.
“In the Indian sub-continent, we have been playing the role of the first responder in the case of disaster,” said Shah. India is the host for the Shanghai Co-operation Organization Joint Exercise on Urban Earthquake Search & Rescue -2019. “We should give special emphasis on the field of disaster relief infrastructure. India is leading the initiatives in disaster management and disaster resistance. This ministerial meeting is of special importance to us as after 2017 after we joined it this is the first meeting in India,” said Shah.