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Disaster Management can be defined as the organization and management of resources and responsibilities for dealing with all humanitarian aspects of emergencies, in particular preparedness, response and recovery in order to lessen the impact of disasters. India is vulnerable, in varying degrees, to a large number of disasters. More than 58.6 per cent of the landmass is prone to earthquakes of moderate to very high intensity; over 40 million hectares hectares (12%) of its land is prone to floods and river erosion; close to 5,700 kms, out of the 7,516 kms long coastline is prone to cyclones and tsunamis; 68% of its cultivable area is vulnerable to droughts; and, its hilly areas are at risk from landslides and avalanches. Moreover, India is also vulnerable to Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) emergencies and other man-made disasters.
Disaster risks in India are further compounded by increasing vulnerabilities related to changing demographics and socio-economic conditions, unplanned urbanization, development within high-risk zones, environmental degradation, climate change, geological hazards, epidemics and pandemics. Clearly, all these contribute to a situation where disasters seriously threaten India’s economy, its population and sustainable development.
A holistic and integrated approach will be evolved towards disaster management with emphasis on building strategic partnerships at various levels. The themes underpinning the policy are: Community based DM, including last mile integration of the policy, plans and execution, Capacity development in all spheres, Consolidation of past initiatives and best practices, Cooperation with agencies at national and international levels, Multi-sectoral synergy.
Sub themes :
1. Dam safety during Flood disaster
2. Earthquake resistant Design philosophy and BIS requirements
3.Using past events to prevent future disaster
4.Disaster Mitigation : Involving communities
Each of the sessions will have interaction with participants. Their interaction would go a long way in framing detailed guidelines for the States and the country.
Dam safety during Floods 11.00-12.00
Tea Break 12.00—12.15
Earthquake safe design 12.15-13.15
Valedictory function 13.15-13.30
Er A K Mitra, former Advisor to the Chief Minister, Government of Assam (Chief Guest)
Dr I Satyanarayan Raju, former Chief Engineer (Irrigation) Govt of Andhra Pradesh
Dr Chaitanya Sanghvi, Professor, L D College of Engineering Ahmedabad
Experts from various Government Organizations/Undertakings concerned, Educational Institutions and Consultancy Organizations are invited to participate in the deliberations of the workshop. This will enable the experts to fine tune the challenges of new millennium in the fast changing technologies.