Amit Shah inaugurates the camp of the 5th battalion of the NDRF, CFSL building in Pune
Union Minister Amit Shah officially inaugurated on Sunday the camp of the 5th Battalion of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and a new building of the Central Laboratory of Forensic Sciences (CFSL) in Pune. .
Speaking about the NDRF on the occasion, Shah said, âIt is important that the NDRF battalions are strategically stationed at various locations across the country for a rapid response to any disaster across the country. It is commendable how, in a very short period of time, the NDRF established 16 battalions across the country. In a disaster in any part of the country, when people see NDRF personnel in their orange uniforms, they breathe a sigh of relief. The NDRF uses best practices from around the world and adapts them to Indian conditions. NDRF has also responded to disasters in neighboring countries and won praise. This shows the dedication of the NDRF to humanity.
Shah said much more effort needed to be put into better coordination between the NDRF and state disaster response forces in individual states. The NDRF campus is located in Sudumbare near Talegaon in Pune.
Speaking about the CFSL facility in Pune, he said, âSo far we have established seven CFSLs in the country and the one in Pune is the seventh. Much more effort is needed in this direction to ensure that we have a robust internal security environment. He added, âThe overall conviction rate in the country is very low compared to other countries in the world. The conviction rate will only increase if there is an emphasis on scientific evidence in the investigation and prosecution of the case. A national network of forensic science laboratories will certainly ensure this. ”
Shah also visited the famous Shrimant Dagdusheth Halwai Ganesh temple in Pune. During his tour of Pune, Shah is also expected to visit the National Institute of Cooperative Management Vaikunth Mehta in his role as Union Minister for Cooperation, as well as the Pune Municipal Company.