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About the Ministry

The Ministry of Local Government and Disaster Risk Management is responsible for the formulation of appropriate policies and strategies and the establishment of necessary legal framework to ensure that entities under its purview operate smoothly to contribute effectively towards achieving national objectives in respect of:

  • • Local government matters in Mauritius;
  • • Disaster Risk Reduction and Management;
  • • Enforcement of conveyance of municipal solid waste;
  • • Cleaning, landscaping and embellishment of public places;
  • • Fire prevention and fighting as well as rescue service; and
  • • Meteorological services.

The Ministry administers the Local Government Act 2011 and makes such regulations for the smooth implementation thereof and provides general policy guidance to Local Authorities.

Divisions / Para-Statal Bodies/ Units under the Ministry

The following organisations/units fall under the purview of the Ministry:
  • • the Local Authorities;
  • • the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Centre;
  • • the Field Services Unit;
  • • the Mauritius Fire and Rescue; and
  • • the Mauritius Meteorological Services.
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