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Defence personnel during Natural Clamities and distress: Details of last three years

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA MINISTRY OF DEFENCE LOK SABHA UNSTARRED QUESTION NO 32 ANSWERED ON  05.08.2013 DEFENCE PERSONNEL DURING NATURAL C

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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF DEFENCE
LOK SABHA

UNSTARRED QUESTION NO 32

ANSWERED ON  05.08.2013

DEFENCE PERSONNEL DURING NATURAL CALAMITIES

32 . Shri A.K.S. VIJAYAN
Will the Minister of DEFENCE be pleased to state:-

(a) whether the defence personnel are deployed for providing succor during natural calamity and distress;
(b) if so, the details thereof during each of the last three years and the current year; and
(c) if so, the reasons therefor?

ANSWER

MINISTER OF DEFENCE (SHRI A.K. ANTONY)

(a) Yes, Madam.

(b) & (c): Army Side Succour: Providing medical aid, evacuation of affected people to safe areas, transportation of relief material, establishment of relief camps, construction and repair of roads and bridges, and maintenance of essential services. 
Air Side Succour: Providing Indian Air Force (IAF) personnel, transport and helicopter air crew, ATC, Met, Garuds (IAF Special Forces) and other technical staff supporting the rescue operations. 
Naval Side Succour: Relief and Rescue by Indian Naval teams during floods & Cyclone. 
Details regarding Defence personnel deployed during each of the last three years and the current year as in Annexure. 
ANNEXURE
Defence personnel deployed during natural calamities during the last three years and the current year:

(A)ARMY:

Year Number of deployments Number of columns / Troops deployed Number of days of deployment
2010-11 23 393 122
2011-12 22 186 90
2012-13 41 88 135
2013-14

(till 30.07.2013)
13 21+8000 troops 55

(B)AIR FORCE:

Year Number of sorties / total hours Number of persons evacuated Quantity of load dropped

(in Tones)
2010-11 337/193:25 1379 327.83
2011-12 1131/818:20 5281 374.240
2012-13 357/226:20 1952 162.310
2013-14

(till 30.07.2013)
4555/174:10 24225 819.692

(C)NAVY:

Year Number of occasions Navy teams were deployed
2010-11 2
2011-12 1
2012-13 1
2013-14

(till 30.07.2013)
1


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