National Disaster Plan for Animals

Q.  Which of the following is/are true regarding Disaster Management Plans?

1) There is no National Disaster Plan for Animals.
2) Mostly the biggest causality faced during a disaster is those of animals left behind.

- Published on 21 Jul 16

a. Only 1
b. Only 2
c. Both 1 and 2
d. Neither 1 nor 2

ANSWER: Only 2
 
  • Government has prepared and launched Disaster Management Plan (DMP) for protecting animals and preventing and mitigating loss of livestock resources during various disasters.
  • DMP is divided into three parts a) Pre-disaster preparedness, b) Disaster response and c) Post-Disaster Plan.
  • Pre-disaster preparedness includes detailed action plan relating to dissemination of early warning, identification of vulnerability amongst livestock, animal vaccination, feed and fodder supply and capacity building of different stake-holders in disaster management etc.
  • Disaster response component includes strategy/action plan relating to effective and prompt response, rescue of livestock, feed & fodder supply, measures against epidemics and diseases and maintenance of Sanitation etc.
  • Post disaster component include strategy for treatment of sick animals, disease surveillance, disposal of carcass, restoration and restocking of livestock population.

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