Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu laid the foundation-stone for the southern campus of the National Institute of Disaster Management (NIDM) at Kondapavuluru village of Gannavaram Mandal on Tuesday and said the Centre will help the southern states build infrastructure to tackle disasters. NIDM is a premier institute of the Government of India under the Ministry of Home Affairs. In pursuance of the Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act 2014, the ministry established a southern campus in the State.
NIDM is a premier institute of the Government of India under the Ministry of Home Affairs.
It was constituted under an Act of Parliament with a vision to play the role of a premier institute for capacity development in India and the region.
Under the Disaster Management Act 2005, NIDM has been assigned nodal responsibilities for human resource development, capacity building, training, research, documentation, and policy advocacy in the field of disaster management.
NIDM also serves as international SAARC Disaster Management Centre (SDMC) and works as a focus for its operation and planning.