English_Master March 16, 2016 No Comments
DISASTER MANAGEMENT IN INDIA “Natural disasters have been visiting every part of the globe at one time or the other. The world is becoming increasingly vulnerable to natural disasters. From earthquakes to floods and famines, mankind is even more threatened by the forces of nature. Disasters can strike at any time, at any place. Nearly 3 million people worldwide may have been killed in past 20 years due to natural disasters such as landslides, earthquakes, floods, snow avalanches, cyclones etc. 90% of the natural disasters and 95% of the total disaster related deaths worldwide occur in developing countries in which India has the second largest share. Recognizing the need of the hour, the decade 1990-99 was declared as “International Decade for Natural Disaster Reduction” with a main objective to focus on Disaster Management Planning for prevention, reduction, mitigation, preparedness and response to reduce the loss of life and property due to natural disasters.” Man has always been threatened by the fury of nature from the very beginning of his existence on this Earth. Disaster is a very common phenomenon to the human society. It has been experienced by them since time immemorial. Though its form may be varied, it has been a challenge for society across castes, creeds, communities...
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