Natural Disaster is a part of our earth, so we can neither avoid it nor it is possible to prevent natural disaster all together. But its effects can be reduced through systematic approach by Disaster Management initiatives. It can be an effective tool for saving vulnerable human lives and mitigation of human misery

The DM Act 2005 forms the legal basis for Disaster Management activities which includes:-

  • Assessment of the vulnerability of different forms of disasters and specify measures to be taken for their prevention of mitigation.
  • Undertake preparedness activities to respond to any threatening disaster situations and give directions where necessary for enhancing such preparedness
  • Coordinate emergency response in the event of any threatening disaster situations or disaster.
  • Promote awareness, community training including drills in regard to the forms of disasters and the measures that may be taken to prevent the disaster, mitigate and respond to such disaster.
  • Give direction and ensure roles and responsibilities are clearly outlines for Departments of the Government functioning at all levels in responding to any threatening disaster situation or disaster.
  • Assist and protect the community affected by disaster or providing relief to such community or, preventing or combating disruption or dealing with the effectes of any threatening disaster situation.

The District Disaster Management Authority constituted in Jorhat District under the Chairmanship of the Deputy Commissioner. The District Authority shall act as the district planning, coordinating and implementing body for Disaster Management and take all measures for the purposes of Disaster Management in the district as per the guidelines laid down by the National and State Authority

The District Authority will prepare the District Disaster Management Plans, review capabilities and preparedness measures, give directions to the concerned departments at the district level, organize and coordinate specialized training programmes for different level of officers, employees, voluntary rescue workers and take all such measures as may be appropriate for a holistic and pro - active approach to Disaster Management.

  • National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA)
  • State Disaster Management Authority (SDMA)
  • District Disaster Management Authority (DDMA).
  • Local Authority.

Sl No. Designation
1 The Deputy Commissioner, Jorhat Chairperson
2 The Chairman, Zila Parishad, Jorhat Co-Chairperson
3 The ADC, DM & CEO, DDMA, Jorhat Member Secretary
4 The Superintendent of Police, Jorhat Member
5 The Joint Director of Health Services, Jorhat Member
6 The Executive Engineer, PWD State Roads, Jorhat Member
7 The Executive Engineer, PWD Rural Roads, Jorhat Member
8 The Executive Engineer, PWD, Building, Jorhat Member
9 The Executive Engineer, Water Resources, Jorhat Member
10 The Executive Engineer, Water Resources, Majuli Member
11 The Executive Engineer, UAID, Jorhat Member

Besides, the following heads of departments are also nominated as co-opted members to attend the meetings of the District Disaster Management Authority, Jorhat as special invitees.

  • The Chief Executive Officer, Zilla Parishad, Jorhat
  • The Project Director, DRDA, Jorhat
  • The Sub-Divisional Officer (Civil), Majuli & Titabor
  • The Joint Director, F.C.S. & C.A., Jorhat.
  • The Deputy Controller, Civil Defence, Jorhat
  • The District Agricultural Officer, Jorhat
  • The Sr. Manager, APDCL, (ASEB), Jorhat
  • The Executive Engineer, Irrigation, Jorhat
  • The Executive Engineer, PHE Division, Jorhat
  • The District Sports Officer, Jorhat.