Generally, a disaster is the impact of hazards that severely affect the
society or environment. A disaster is a unexpected, shatteringevent which
brings great damage, loss, and destruction to life and/or property.A
disaster causes irresistible damage, and varies with the geographical
location, climate and the type of the earth surface/degree of vulnerability.
Disasters can be classified as follows:-
Natural Disaster : Some examples of
natural disasters are earthquakes, floods,landslides, cyclones, tsunamis
Manmade Disaster : Some examples
ofmanmade disasters are nuclear disasters, chemical disasters and biological
Like any other part of the world, the State of West Bengal too is vulnerable
to disasters, both natural and manmade. As per the vulnerability profile
published by NDMA(National Disaster Management Authority), Government of
India, most probable threats for the State are moderate earthquakes,
landslides, floods and river erosion,and tsunamis.
Management Group of West Bengal Police (DMG, WBP) is a young
elite and vibrant force which plays a premier and crucial role in
mitigation, rescue and relief during different natural/manmade
calamities. The entire setup and functioning of Disaster Management
Group of West Bengal Police is regulated by Police Order No. 1 of 2013.
DMG, WBP is constructed on the three pillars of Personnel, Training &
Equipment. Training itself is highly specialised and specific to the work of
each item. Initial training is supplemented by periodic refresher training
to hone skills as well as on arduous daily regime.
equipments too are highly specialised and again specialised, and again
specific to the nature of work of each team within a squad. Only very high
quality items and equipments are purchased by DMG, WBP and the tendering
procedure is subjected to the strictest scrutiny.