The potential of volunteers in emergency response was well understood in the floods of 2018. In light of the lessons learned post floods 2018, Hon’ble Chief Minister directed Kerala State Disaster Management Authority to establish a common platform for all volunteers and voluntary organisations in the State to work in tandem with Government functionaries.
Vide GO (Ms) No. 1/2020/GAD dated 1-1-2020 Government created Samoohika Sannadha Sena and established a directorate for the purpose. KSDMA launched the website https://sannadham.kerala.gov.in/ on 25-2-2020 soliciting registration from all civilians and organisations for joining the organisation. The website was handed over to the Directorate of Samoohika Sannadha Sena with effect from 31-3-2020.
Training modules were also facilitated by KSDMA. For details regarding Samoohika Sannadha Sena and their efforts during Covid19 and various other disaster situations please visit https://sannadhasena.kerala.gov.in/