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Disaster Management Act, 2005

65. Power of requisition of resources, provisions, vehicles, etc., for rescue operations, etc.-

1.      If it appears to the National Executive Committee, State Executive Committee or District Authority or any officer as may be authorised by it in this behalf that-

a.      any resources with any authority or person are needed for the purpose of prompt response;

b.     any premises are needed or likely to be needed for the purpose of rescue operations; or

c.      any vehicle is needed or is likely to be needed for the purposes of transport of' resources from disaster affected areas or transport of resources to the affected area or transport in connection with rescue, rehabilitation or reconstruction, such authority may, by order in writing, requisition such resources or premises or such vehicle, as the case may be, and may make such further orders as may appear to it to be necessary or expedient in connection with the requisitioning.


2.      Whenever any resource, premises or vehicle is requisitioned under sub-section (1), the period of such requisition shall not extend beyond the period for which such resource, premises or vehicle is required for any of the purposes mentioned in that sub-section.

3.      In this section,-

a.      "resources" includes men and material resources;

b.     "services" includes facilities;

c.      "premises" means any land, building or part of a building and includes a hut, shed or other structure or any part thereof;

d.     "vehicle" means any vehicle used or capable of being used for the purpose of transport, whether propelled by mechanical power or otherwise.

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