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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Earthquakes in India

The regions far away from the Himalaya and other inter-plate boundaries, which were once considered to be relatively safe from strong shaking, have also experienced several devastating earthquakes. The huge loss of life and property in the earthquake-prone areas of the country have shown that the built-environment is extremely fragile, and country’s ability to respond […]

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