THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT NDRF

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As soon as the rains slashed the east coast of Tamil Nadu, those who came to the rescue of the hapless residents. But what is the NDRF? Let’s find out…

FACTS ABOUT NDRF

FORMED IN 2006

HEADQUARTERS : NDRF HQ, ANTODAYA BHAWAN, NEW DELHI

PARENT  MINISTRY : MINISTRY OF HOME AFFAIRS

Composition: 12 battalions where three belong to BSF, three to CRPF, two to CISF, two ITBP and two of Sashastra Seema Bal. each battalion has a strength of approximately 1,149 men.  Each battalion also has specialist from various backgrougs such as engineers, technicians, electricians, dog squads and medical/paramedics.

The following is where the 12 battalions are posted

UNIT STATE BATTALION
O1 BN NDRF, GUWAHATI ASSAM BSF
02 BN NDRF, KOLKATA WEST BENGAL BSF
03 BN NDRF, MUNDALI ODISHA CISF
04 BN NDRF, ARAKKONAM TAMIL NADU CISF
05 BN NDRF, PUNE MAHARASTRA CRPF
06 BN NDRF, GANDHINAGAR GUJARAT CRPF
07 BN NDRF, GHAZIABAD UTTAR PRADESH ITBP
08 BN NDRF, BHATINDA PUNJAB ITBP
09 BN NDRF. PATNA BIHAR BSF
10 BN NDRF, VIJAYAWADA ANDRA PRADESH CRPF
11 BN NDRF, VARANASI UTTAR PRADESH SSB
12 BN NDRF, ITANAGAR ARUNACHAL PRADESH SSB

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