Status of Disaster Management in India

India’s hazard profile is dependent on the geo-climatic conditions and topographic features, and the underlying vulnerabilities cause annual disasters of varying degrees like floods, droughts, cyclones, tsunamis, earthquakes, landslides, avalanches and forest fire in the country. It is estimated that about 59 per cent of India’s land area is prone to earthquakes and the Himalayas […]

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Mapping Initiatives for Disaster Management

In India till recently, initiatives to map different aspects of disasters have been institution specific or related to demonstration of technology for disaster management and mitigation. With the establishment of the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) in 2005, several expert committees were appointed to look into specific disasters and issue guidelines. One such working committee […]

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