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At present Disaster Mitigation & Management Centre is working as autonomous institute under aegis of Department of Disaster Management Government of Uttarakhand and Disaster Mitigation and Management Centre(DMMC) is the apex center in the field of Disaster Mitigation & Management in Uttarakhand, to protection of the community and the environment from the over whelming obliteration caused by disasters. DMMC, located in the Uttarakhand secretariat compound, is to generate the sense of worth amongst common people and the government authorities in formulating appropriate policies and strengthening their capabilities to cope up with all aspects of disaster management.
In addition to offering an extensive range of training programs, gearing-up to providing advance information about likely disaster through latest technologies available for the purpose, maintaining a network of experienced experts working in the field and institutions of excellence, DMMC will also provide consultancy services to all levels of government, international agencies and non-government organizations The center has also undertook the responsibility of training communities and community based organizations and through them develop a strong regional knowledge base towards disaster policy, prevention mechanisms, mitigation measures, preparedness, and response plans. The center has also undertook the responsibility of training communities and community based organizations and through them develop a strong regional knowledge base towards disaster policy, prevention mechanisms, mitigation measures, preparedness, and response plans. Perhaps the most important need at the State level is to strengthen and develop capacity to undertake disaster mitigation strategies. Disaster vulnerability assessment is to be incorporated in the state development process so that projects and future investments reduce, rather than increase vulnerability. In order to overcome resource constraints and to be effective and sustainable, the action plan for disaster reduction is to be incorporated in the overall economic and social development plans. No matter what loss-reduction strategy is used, major reductions in losses of life and property come only when the emphasis shifts from reaction to anticipation. That is,the emphasis must be on proactive pre-disaster measures rather than post-disaster response.
Disaster Mitigation and Management Centre (DMMC) expected to function as a think-tank for the Ministry/Department, will look into, and incorporate prevention, preparedness and mitigation aspects for all projects.