NATURAL DISASTERS - SAFEGUARD MEASURES The Prime Minister on March 03 inaugurated the third session of the National Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction (NPDRR) in New Delhi. Gujarat was the first state that came out with the State Disaster Management Act in 2001.  The then central government enacted the Disaster Management Act on the basis of this act. After that, the National Disaster Management Authority came into existence. ABOUT NPDRR:  NPDRR is a Multi- Stakeholder platform con-stituted by the Government of India to facilitate dialogue, sharing experiences, views, ideas, action-oriented research & explore opportunities in the area of Disaster Risk Reduction.