Planning n Mitigation | VOL. 14, ISSUE 83, March-April 2014 |

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 and adjoining areas, northeast, parts of Gujarat and Andaman Nicobar Islands are seismically most active. According to the Natural Disaster Management Division of the Ministry...

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