Keeping with general perception of increasing frequency and magnitude of disasters, world witnessed 7931 natural disaster incidences in the previous 20 years, i.e. 2003-22, registering an increase of 36.9% over the preceding twenty year period ending in 2002 (1983-2002). 37-40% incidences during both these periods occurred in Asia. But then, negating the perception of steadily decreasing … [Read More...] about Disasters: 2003-22 vs 1983-2002
From the appearance of stray ground fissures and ensuing cracks in some houses that could well be brushed aside as being construction defects, Joshimath in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand is presently faced with a serious situation wherein a portion of the town is witnessing active ground subsidence that is reflected in distress of the overlying structures. Despite the cause of suddenly … [Read More...] about Joshimath like ground fissure reports
Habitations have come into existence, primarily as a consequence of basic human urge to socialise and stay together, perhaps for safety and security, more than anything else. It is around these settlements that humans started various livelihood chores including agriculture, hunting and gathering. Settlements in the hills Agriculture being the primary economic activity in the […]
संता – भाई पिछले काफी दिनों से अखबार और टेलीविज़न के साथ-साथ सोशल मीडिया पर बस जोशीमठ ही छाया हैं। आखिर ये माजरा है क्या? बंता – हाँ भाई, हमारे कई और शहरों की तरह जोशीमठ भी पुराने भू-स्खलन के मलबे के ऊपर बसा है, और यहाँ काफी लम्बे समय से भू-धँसाव हो रहा हैं। संता […]
A number of persons routinely go missing in various disaster incidences and there exists no standard mechanism for declaring these as being dead and accordingly issuing Death Certificates. This adds to the trauma of the affected families and often also delays relief disbursement. Registrar General of India has to be approached every time for notifying the procedure for doing so. It is therefore required that a dedicated SOP be put in place for routinely declaring missing persons as being dead and issuing Death Certificate.
High risk posed to UP & NCR from future Himalayan earthquake calls for augmenting earthquake safety initiatives & promoting warning app of Uttarakhand.
कहाँ तक तो शायद किसी को नहीं पता, पर गंगा किनारे बसे उस गाँव के पंडित जी थे काफी पढ़े-लिखे व ज्ञानी। लोगो का मानना था कि उन्होंने छोटी उम्र में ही वेद-पुराण सब कंठस्त कर लिये थे। फिर ज्योतिष व ग्रह-नक्षत्रो की चाल पर भी उनकी गहरी पकड़ थी। कुंडली और हाथ तो जाने […]
Outlined in 2016 AMCDRR in New Delhi 10-point agenda of PM Modi is pertinent in every respect for making India disaster resilient.
In case we wish us to excel, be it in any field; first and foremost we have to critically review what the counterparts are doing and shed our inhibitions, and most importantly not hesitate in accepting where the counterparts have fared well and accordingly reprogram our strategies to optimise productivity. Even though not many in […]
Despite disaster management being the primary responsibility of civil administration, it is often overwhelmed by disaster incidences by virtue of their magnitude, impact and geographical coverage. Long drawn rescue and relief operations together with inclement weather conditions and disrupted transport network force the civil administration to resort to the support of various specialised agencies. Having […]