National Disaster Management Authority, Nutrient Based Subsidy, Central Water Commission (CWC)

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National Disaster Management Authority

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  • NDMA is a statutory body established under the Disaster Management Act, 2005 for laying down policies, plans and guidelines for disaster management for ensuring timely and effective response to disasters arising from natural and manmade causes.

  • The Authority has nine Members including a Vice-Chairperson. The Prime Minister of India is the ex-officio Chairperson of the NDMA.

Nutrient Based Subsidy

  • Government of India has introduced Nutrient Based Subsidy (NBS) Policy for 2010-11 with effect from 1-4-2010 for decontrolled Phosphatic & Potassic (P&K) fertilizers w.e.f. 1-5-2010 for Single super Phosphate (SS).

  • Under the NBS Policy, subsidy for indigenous and imported P&K fertilizers has been announced on annual basis for 2010-11 based on the prevailing prices and price trends of fertilizers in the international market

Central Water Commission (CWC)

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  • Estd. 1945

  • Premier organisation in the field of water resources. The Commission is entrusted with the general responsibilities of initiating, coordinating and furthering in consultation of the State Governments concerned, schemes for control, conservation and utilization of water resources throughout the country, for purpose of Flood Control, Irrigation, Navigation, Drinking Water Supply and Water Power Development.

  • It also undertakes the investigations, construction and execution of any such schemes as required.

National Environment Appellate Authority

  • Estd 1997

  • Setup by the Ministry of Environment and Forests to address cases in which environment clearances are required in certain scheduled areas.

  • The Authority shall become defunct and the Act shall stand repealed upon the enactment of the National Green Tribunal Bill 2009.

National Commission for Protection of Child Rights

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  • Set up in 2007 under the Commission for Protection of Child Rights Act, 2005. The Commission’s Mandate is to ensure that all Laws, Policies, Programmes, and Administrative Mechanisms are in consonance with the Child Rights perspective as enshrined in the Constitution of India and also the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.

  • The Child is defined as a person in the 0 to 18 years age group.

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