Meetings of the SDMA :
The State Authority (SDMA) shall meet as and when necessary but at least quarterly at the end of March, June, September and December of each year.
As per the Disaster Management Act 2005, A.P. State Disaster Management Authority was constituted under the chairmanship of Hon’ble Chief Minister of A.P and the same was inaugurated on 18.1.2008.
Action taken on major decisions of previous SDMA meetings.
1. Co-opting of Prl. Secretary to Government, LET & F Dept. as member of SEC.
Keeping in view of increasing no. of man-made disasters and Industrial Hazards, in view of observations of previous SDMA meeting, orders were issued that Prl. Secretary to Government, LET & F Dept. Co-opted as permanent member of the State Executive Committee – vide G.O Ms No. 151, Revenue (DM.III) Dept. Dt. 13.02.2008.
2. Constitution of State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) :
Andhra Pradesh is a Costal State Prone to Severe Cyclones, Floods, Tsunami. In addition , State witnessed various man-made disasters that include fire accidents, industrial Hazards etc., The loss of life, property & Infrastructure is huge & State is making every effort to minimize the loss. After enactment of DM Act, 2005 (DM Act) by GOI, there was a shift in focus from a post disaster approach to preparedness and prevention. Revenue (DM) Department proposed to establish APSDRF on the lines of NDRF, to deal effectively with natural calamity and other disasters.
Accordingly , Orders issued vide GO Rt No. 3, Home (Legal.II) Department, dt. 13.01.2016 for creation of the Andhra Pradesh State Disaster Response Force (APSDRF) comprising 6 Companies with two teams each (Total 12 teams).