Planning n Mitigation | VOL. 11, ISSUE 64, January-February 2011 |

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, close to 5,700 km is...

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