‘जलवायु परिवर्तन और आपदा प्रबंधन’ पर सम्मेलन

अंतरराष्ट्रीय आपदा जोखिम न्यूनीकरण दिवस 2019 की पूर्व संध्या पर  राजधानी दिल्ली के इंडिया हैबिटेट सेंटर में ‘जलवायु परिवर्तन और आपदा प्रबंधन’ पर एक सम्मेलन आयोजित हुआ। इसे अंतरराष्ट्रीय आपदा प्रबंधन संस्थान (आईआईडीएम) ने आयोजित किया था। सम्मेलन में आपदा प्रबंधन क्षेत्र से जुड़े विभिन्न विशेषज्ञों ने अपनी राय व अनुभव साझा किए। यह सम्मेलन […]

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Natural Resources Data Management System (NRDMS) Helping Create a GIS Ecosystem

The Natural Resources Data Management System (NRDMS) is an initiative of Department of Science and Technology of Government of India, conceived to help Policy makers and planners to formulate developmental strategy. In doing so, they have the advantage of the progress made in recent years in the methodologies designed to collect, archive and process the […]

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Pre-earthquake Process and the 2004 Tsunami

The disastrous earthquake-triggered tsunami that occurred 11 years ago on the morning after Christmas was huge by any contemporary standards. The epicenter of magnitude 9.3 quake was located in the Indian Ocean near the west coast of Sumatra and it ruptured the 1000 km long Andaman plate boundary, moving the seafloor 20-10 m vertically upwards, […]

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Media Expert flags the need for disaster orientation of the Indian media

New Delhi, August 21 (G’nY News Service): In a country where nothing sells better than cricket, item girls and promises of politicians, talk of sustained interest of the media on disaster mitigation seems a long call. Yet in the midst of this people like Siddharth Varadarajan, who belong to the industry, but are capable of […]

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Building on a Flood Plain and a Fault Zone

Delhi is fragile, especially at its seams, commonly known as the fault line. Designated in Zone IV, Delhi is situated atop three active seismic fault lines—Sohna, Mathura and Delhi-Moradabad. A cursory glance at the India Meteorology Department’s first level seismic hazard microzonation map of Delhi (Fig 1.) reveals a high hazard scenario in north, north-east […]

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Traditional Genius and Earthquakes

Just as other tectonically active regions of the world, Uttarakhand too has witnessed devastating earthquakes in 1720 (Kumaun Earthquake), 1803 (Garhwal Earthquake), besides the Uttarkashi and Chamoli earth-quakes in 1991 and 1999. Despite these, hundred year old multi-storied houses are common in the region. Barring cattle sheds, single storied structures are practically never built. Both […]

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