The Minister of State for Home Affairs Shri Kiren Rijiju inaugurated the Special Centre for Disaster Research at Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU).
On the occasion, Shri Rijiju also released the book ‘Disaster Law, Emerging Thresholds’ by Prof. Amita Singh, first Chairperson of the new Centre. He also launched the website of the Special Centre for Disaster Research.
The Launch programme was a part of two-day (26th and 27th October) Seminar being organised by JNU on ‘Disasters and Community Resilience in the Northeastern States’. The focus of the new Centre for the first year will be the northeastern states.
National Institute of Disaster Management (NIDM) signed an MoU with JNU on August 06, 2015 in the presence of the MoS (Home) Shri Kiren Rijiju. The MoU advocated that the two institutions should strengthen academic institutions for a much wanted research on disasters.