By Nawal Prakash
The author is Senior Research Officer, National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), New Delhi.
Disaster Management in India has evolved over the years and today it encompasses both pre and post disaster phases to include aspects of prevention, mitigation, preparedness, response, rehabilitation and reconstruction.
Disaster management in India | India’s large size and diverse landscape makes it vulnerable to a number of natural as well as man made disasters. About 58 per cent of the country’s landmass is prone to earthquakes of moderate to very high intensity; over 40 million hectares amounting to about 12 per cent of the land is prone to floods and river erosion; 68 per cent of the cultivable area is vulnerable to drought; of the 7,516 km of coastline,...