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Submitted by Muhammad Saleh on

The proposed DRM can be launched with greater efficacy at behavioral front than at the policy one. Policies can help mitigate the loss but behavioral changes right at the individual households to community, rural to urban centre levels can prevent the potential loss of property and life. NDRR policy 2013 spells out a commendable agenda yet lack of political will right from the parliament/provicial assemblies to NDMA/PDMAs is a biggest challenge. Again, experience shows that the government financial and administrative muscle is not strong enough to cope with the rescue, relief, reconstruction and rehabilitation needs in a post disaster setting. Partnership with private sector viz-a-viz response and relief efforts as and when requried need to be explored.