PM to inaugurate conference on disaster risk reduction

Indo Asian News Service

New Delhi, May 10 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will inaugurate the first session of the national platform for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) here May 13.

The theme of the two-day conference is "Mainstreaming DRR in Development: From Risk to Resilience".

The innauguration will be attended by Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde and stakeholders, including parliamentarians, NGOs, local community representatives, scientific and academic institutions.

According to an official release, the conference will help in sharing of experiences, views and ideas, present findings of research and action and explore opportunities for mutual cooperation in the field of Disaster Risk Reduction.