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Mumbai floods (Disaster Management) | RSTV

By | 2017-09-18T20:24:59+00:00 September 18th, 2017|Categories: Disaster Management, Governance, GS Paper 2, GS Paper 3|

Disaster Management is an important topic for GS-3 and many questions come directly related to current issues. This is a summary of the recent RSTV debate on the Mumbai floods and how to strengthen disaster response in India. Introduction - Mumbai witnessed a record rainfall and flooding on 29th August 2017 with the city recording nearly 300mm of rainfall during that day alone. This catastrophic event was compared to the similar 2005 flooding (944mm rainfall on 26th July 2005) in Mumbai that resulted in water-logging, power-cuts, halting of all the modes of transport and few casualties as well. Analysis - Flooding [...]

Disaster Management – Is India prepared ?

By | 2016-12-02T08:49:37+00:00 December 2nd, 2016|Categories: Disaster Management, GS Paper 3|Tags: , |

Disaster Management or Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) aims to reduce the damage caused by natural hazards like earthquakes, floods, droughts and cyclones, through an ethic of prevention. Disasters often follow natural hazards.  Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Management. This is the first major inter-governmental invent after the adoption of Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction. Disaster Management or Disaster Risk Reduction | What is it? An unusual mishap or something which affects the normal routine and it is not easy to comeback to, is called a disaster. The risk is reduced by various disaster management systems. Capacity [...]

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