Disaster Mapping and NRDMS – Geo-spatial applications for Good Governance

The wrath of natural disasters on the face of the earth has been witnessed for millions of years. From the meteor that wiped out the dinosaur race, to the 2010 Haiti earthquake which took approximately 316,000 lives and displaced million (Live Science, 2018). Closer home in India, the 2001 earthquake hit multiple regions of Gujarat […]

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Forest Fires in Uttarakhand

The Himalayan mountain system is one of the most fragile ecosystems in the world due to its inherent tectonic and geological characteristics (Valdiya, 1983). It is a rich storehouse of biodiversity ranging from tropical/subtropical evergreen, subtropical chir pine and broad leaf temperate forests, along with conifer to subalpine and alpine meadows. Frequent forest fires have […]

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