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Civil Defence is a self Defence .... of the people, by the people & for the people .... to minimize the effect of disasters ...

Homeguards - During World War–II Homeguards a voluntary organisation for local Defence was raised in the United Kingdom. In India on December 6 1946 Homeguards were raised in Bombay to assist in controlling Civil disturbances. In the wake of Chinese aggression of 1962 all voluntary organizations of States and Union territory were merged into one All India Homeguards which is voluntary both in concept and character.

Civil Defence in India owes its origin to the erstwhile Air Raid Precautions (ARP) Organisation raised and operated during World War-II by the Ministry of Defence to safeguard the life and property of the civilian population and also to maintain the continuity of production and economic activity of the nation during the war time... more

Conference on Disaster Preparedness

Jammu (J&K), February, 10th: Chief Minister, Mr. Omar Abdullah Monday called for a partnership role between the Government and the general people for a befitting, up to the mark and efficient preparedness plan to face challenges of disasters both imposed by the nature and human beings. “A well drafted strategy and comprehensive preparedness plan to face the fallouts of disasters is all the more necessary for a State like Jammu and Kashmir falling in seismic zone and confronted with climate related and human imposed eventualities and emergencies” ... more

DGP Highlights Civil Defence role
Jammu (J&K), December, 6th: Additional Director General of Police (Coordination), Mr. P. L. Gupta while highlighting the role of Home Guard and Civil Defence volunteers in all situations has emphasised the need for adequate preparedness to deal with various disasters and other exigencies in the State. Mr. Gupta was speaking at a function organised by Home Guards and Civil Defence Organization on 51st Raising Day here today. He recalled certain natural disasters of recent past and explained how preparation could make a huge difference in terms of casualties of precious human lives ... more