Dibang Multipurpose Project (MPP):

Dibang Multipurpose Project (Dibang MPP) is envisaged as a storage-based hydro-electric project with flood moderation as the key objective. The Project is located on river Dibang, in Lower Dibang Valley District of Arunachal Pradesh. The project envisages the construction of a 278 m high Concrete Gravity Dam (above deepest foundation level). Forest Advisory Committee has once again deferred its decision on the Dibang project in Arunachal Pradesh. The project has been delayed for over six years because it required diverting 1,165 hectares of forest in a region of rich biodiversity.

  • It is envisaged as a storage-based hydro-electric project with flood moderation as the key objective.
  • This is the largest ever Hydro Electric Project to be constructed in India. The dam is 278 mt high and will be the highest dam in India once completed.
  • The Project is located on river Dibang, in Lower Dibang Valley District of Arunachal Pradesh.



The International Day of Families, annually held on May 15, celebrates the importance of families and the work started during the International Year of Families. A wide range of events are organized at local, national and international levels. These include workshops, seminars and policy meetings for public officials; exhibitions and organized discussions to raise awareness of the annual theme.

This year is the 25th anniversary of the Copenhagen Declaration and Beijing Platform for Action.

  • At the World Summit for Social Development held at Copenhagen in 1995, Governments reached a new consensus on the need to put people at the centre of development and adopted the Copenhagen Declaration.
  • The Beijing Declaration was a resolution adopted by the UN at the end of the 1995 Fourth World Conference on Women, held in Beijing. The resolution adopted to promulgate a set of principles concerning the equality of men and women.
  • Theme “Families in Development: Copenhagen & Beijing+25.”


National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA):

National Disaster Management Authority, abbreviated as NDMA, is an apex body of Government of India, with a mandate to lay down policies for disaster management. NDMA was established through the Disaster Management Act enacted by the Government of India on 23 December 2005. NDMA is responsible for framing policies laying down guidelines and best-practices for coordinating with the State Disaster Management Authorities (SDMAs) to ensure a holistic and distributed approach to disaster management.

It has issued guidelines on Chemical Disasters, 2007, Management of Chemical (Terrorism) Disasters, 2009 and the Strengthening of Safety and Security For Transportation of POL Tankers, 2010.

  • Lay down policies on disaster management.
  • Approve the National Plan.
  • Approve plans prepared by the Ministries or Departments of the Government of India in accordance with the National Plan.
  • Lay down guidelines to be followed by the State Authorities in drawing up the State Plan.
  • Coordinate the enforcement and implementation of the policy and plans for disaster management.



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