Planning n Mitigation | VOL. 14, ISSUE 83, March-April 2014 |
Disaster management in India has undergone substantive changes in its composition, nature and policy. The Disaster Management Act, 2005, provides for setting up of a National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), amongst various other provisions. The 2014 Parliamentary Standing Committee Report cites that the Authority, however, is not functioning optimally and is in urgent need of a new action plan.