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INDIA DISASTER RESOURCE NETWORK. NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF DISASTER MANAGEMENT Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India, New Delhi. About IDRN. When disaster strikes: Resource availability in time is critical issue.

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India disaster resource network



Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India, New Delhi

About idrn
About IDRN

  • When disaster strikes: Resource availability in time is critical issue.

  • IDRN a web based platform for managing the inventory of equipment, skilled human resources and critical supplies for emergency response.

  • Initiated by Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) under the GOI- UNDP Disaster Risk Management (DRM) Programme to build up a systematic inventory of equipments and skilled human resources in 2004.

  • It may help—Finding location of the resources.

  • Description of the resources.

  • Contact details of the line departments.

  • Preparation of DDMPs and SDMPs

Old home page
Old Home Page

  • The portal was only compatible with IE 7 or below and not with browsers (Google chrome, Mozilla) etc.

  • Frequent SQL injection error reported by security division of NIC.

  • Lack of proper validation in some textboxes .

  • Interface was not user friendly.

  • There were many errors in designing pattern.

New home page
New Home Page

  • Portal has been made fully functional without any technical issues.

  • Portal is compatible with all the browsers

  • Re-designed the portal in more user friendly manner, two separate modules developed (data access and data update).

  • New district pages were created, now there are 646 districts in the portal.

  • Developednew page for resource inventory of IDRN portal with date wise and disaster wise query feature.

  • Adding trainee database to the IDRN portal.

Idrn maintenance and monitoring
IDRN Maintenance and Monitoring

  • NIC - Portal is hosted at NIC Server

  • NIDM - IDRN is currently monitored and maintained by NIDM centrally.

    • Role of NIDM is limited to user administration

    • NIDM is not involved in data collection or updating.

  • State Department of Relief/ Disaster Management / SDMA Coordinate with DM/ DC regarding updating of data in IDRN

  • District Collector / Magistrate is the authorized officer for facilitating data collection and updation from the district level

  • Data collection formats need to be sent to all line dept./ agencies from the district administration and need to be collected within time.

  • Data entry should be done at the district level availing the technical services of District Informatics Officers.

  • synchronized

    Database at NIDM

    Database at NIC



    State level coordination for building inventory database

    Data entry through online




    Line Dept.

    Line Dept.

    Line Dept.

    Line Dept.


    collection in paper


    Progress in IDRN 2013 onwards

    • Helped in developing the skills of DIOs and other concern officials regarding the updation /entering of data in IDRN portal.

    • Letters were send to State RCs for facilitation of data collection from states and districts. Follow up letters send 4 times to RCs.

    • Awareness about the use of IDRN in different phases of disaster through trainings, workshops and brochure .

    • Five regional training programs have been conducted during 2013-14.

    Portal development administration
    Portal Development & Administration

    • User friendly home page developed. Separate menu for data updating and data explore/view.

    • Chronic Security issues like SQL injection error etc are fixed.

    • Multiple browser compatible portal developed.

    • Passwords and usernames send to all state RCs for all districts.

    • District pages developed for all 646 districts.

    • Date based query for finding the most updated data.

    • New Portal under development with Advance features using latest technologies.

    • A Module/User Manual is under development.

    NIDM Efforts- Results

    At present IDRN has 1,47,521 records as on 12th May, 2014.

    Total records entered/updated during

    2012 = 3486

    2013 = 7747

    Jan-April, 2014 =12,599

    Idrn development road ahead
    IDRN Development – Road Ahead

    • Training modules/ manual for users and trainers.

    • NDRF, Railways etc. data to be included in IDRN database

    • Integration with National Database for Emergency Management under DMS Programme.

    • Development of new portal with GIS Features and state of art MIS system to cater the needs of emergency managers and DM professionals.

    • Android based application for field officials or line department officers.


    • Districts are not yet updating data regularly which limits the usability.

      • Data not received timely from line departments and no dedicated person for data entry as reported by districts.

      • Lack of proper coordination between district administration and NIC officials.

      • Applicability during major disasters limited due to internet and power failures.

    What support nidm require from states
    What Support NIDM require from States

    Support from SDMA and districts regarding updating of data from districts.

    Synchronization of data with the district level DM Plans and SDMPs.

    Use of IDRN during emergencies and for formulation of DMPs.

    Report to NIDM – IDRN team in case if difficulty.

    Feedback from states

    How to make portal more user friendly .

    What changes to be made in portal to increase its utility during disaster.


    A committee may be formed with state representatives as members to work-on further development of Portal .

    Indian Disaster Resource Network



    2015 onwards

    Contact us
    Contact Us

    IDRN Administrator,


    (Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India),

    5-B, IIPA Campus, IP Estate, Mahatma Gandhi Marg

    New Delhi - 110 002 (INDIA)

    Tel. - 011-2370 2432, 2370 5583, 2376 6146


    Tele Fax - 011-2370 2442, 2370 2446

    Email: [email protected]