Minister of State for Home Nityanand Rai attended the UNESCAP Regional Conversation Series 2021: Ministerial Panel on Disaster, Climate and Health Resilience, through video conferencing. The conference was also attended by ministers from Australia, China, Indonesia, Japan, the Maldives, Papua New Guinea and Thailand.
In his address, the Minister said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi always believes in working in cooperation with the world. Mr Rai said that natural disasters in the midst of the pandemic have multiplied the hardships and sufferings of people, particularly the poor and vulnerable segment. He also said there is much to be satisfied from India’s achievements in the area of Disaster Risk Management over the last two decades. He stressed that there is a need to direct more efforts towards reducing the risk of losses from known disasters.
Sharing India’s experiences in handling challenge of COVID-19, the Minister said that India is actively engaged in addressing this global challenge with the global community and will continue to stand with the global community.