Vaishno Devi shrine to have own disaster response force by Sept 2020

Question: Which temple will have its own disaster response force by September 2020?
(a) Vaishno Devi
(b) Somnath Temple
(c) Vishwanath Temple
(d) Kedarnath
Answer: (a)
Related facts:

  • The Mata Vaishno Devi shrine in Jammu will get a dedicated in-house disaster response force by September next year.
  • The shrine is located atop the Trikuta hills in Reasi district of Jammu region.
  • The shrine board and the NDRF have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) early this year keeping in mind the hilly terrain and need to impart advanced disaster management training to the shrine board staff in batches to keep them in a state of readiness for effectively and promptly responding to any disaster situation.
  • The shrine board is also planning to set up an emergency operation centre as part of its disaster preparedness.


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