Development Support Services- Himachal Pradesh and Maharashtra

Development support services for strengthening capacities in disaster risk reduction

UNDP supports the government of Himachal Pradesh (SDMAs and DDMAs) through the recruitment of Training and Capacity Building Coordinators and Documentation Coordinators in all the districts with senior coordinators working at the State Disaster Management Authority in Shimla.

In the state of Maharashtra, the project has developed the Department Disaster Management Plans for 22 departments of Maharashtra.


  • The project is providing technical support to build upon the capacity of the state for Disaster Risk Reduction and climate change adaptation.  The support is further strengthening the state systems to be more risk-sensitive in its approach.
  • The coordinators recruited under the project have supported the district administration in organization of training programmes around first aid, search and rescue, incident response system etc., Simulation exercises, maintenance of training calendars etc.
  • In Maharashtra, the project has supported the preparation of Disaster Management Plans for 22 Departments. This was done through an extensive baseline information gathering process, technical consultations and joint finalization of the plans
  • Draft Department Disaster Management Plans for 22 departments have been submitted to the government of Maharashtra for final approval.

Looking to the future:

  • Further, strengthen the partnership with the state of Himachal Pradesh & Maharashtra and develop a larger project on disaster risk management incorporating the principles of the Sendai Framework of Disaster Risk Reduction.
  • Support the partner states in implementing the Guidelines of the XV Finance Commission on Disaster Risk Financing.
  • Supporting others to strengthen its institutional framework and technical capacity for holistically addressing issues related to disaster risk reduction.



Project start date:

January 2016

Estimated end date:

March 2023

Focus area:

  • accelerate structural transformations
  • Project office:

    UNDP in India

    Implementing partner:

    United Nations Development Programme

    Full project information  

    Funding Support by

    Donor name

  • Govt Of Himachal Pradesh
  • Government Of Jharkhand
  • Government Of Maharashtra
  • Airport Authority Of India
  • Govt. Of Andhra Pradesh
  • Amount contributed


    Delivery in previous fiscal year

    2022 $49,220

    2021 $195,171

    2020 $285,057

    2019 $256,193

    2018 $294,718

    2017 $926,646

    2016 $1,330,083

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