Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Important Disaster Management Bits

*   The national Policy on Disaster Management was approved by the Union Cabinet in 2009.

* The chairman of the National Disaster Management Authority is Prime Minister.

*    National Institute of Disaster Management is located at New Delhi.

*   1st Indian Disaster Management Congress was inaugurated on 29.11.2006.

*  National Institute of Disaster Management publishes a biannual journal titled “Disaster and Development”.

*       By the following measures we can significantly reduce the impact of disasters on our people.  

a)    Better Planning
b)    Preparedness awareness
c)     Mitigation measures

* According to the World Bank, during the period 1996 to 2000, the approximate percentage loss of gross domestic produce due to disasters was 2.25%.

* National Disaster Response Fund is the result of the 13th Finance Commission.

*       Of the total 35 States/Union Territories in India, 25 are Disaster Prone

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