BIMSTEC Disaster Management Exercise – 2017

The first Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation, Disaster Management Exercise (BIMSTEC DMEx-2017) concluded here today. Members of the BIMSTEC i.e Bangladesh, India, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Bhutan and Nepal participated in the four-day exercise, conducted by the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) as the nodal Read More …

A waste management model for small towns

Introduction: India faces major environmental challenges associated with waste generation and inadequate waste collection, transport, treatment and disposal. Current systems in India cannot cope with the volumes of waste generated by an increasing urban population, and this has impact on the environment and public health. The challenges and barriers are Read More …

India Meteorological Department-An Analysis

With the India Meteorological Department getting its monsoon forecast wrong this year, its modelling has necessarily come under the spotlight. What goes wrong? In April, the IMD had predicted “near normal”, or 96%, rains and then upgraded the figure to 98% a couple of months later. These percentages refer to Read More …

Pralay Sahayam

A multi-agency exercise was conducted on the banks of Hussain Sagar Lake as the final event of ‘Pralay Sahayam’ in Hyderabad.  The event demonstrated efforts of all central and state agencies, National Disaster Relief Force (NDRF) and the Armed Forces towards jointly tackling an urban flooding scenario in Hyderabad. For Read More …

Leveraging various technologies to enhance the efficiency of the disaster risk management

The details of leveraging various technologies to enhance the efficiency of the disaster risk management efforts by the NDMA are as under: (a) National Disaster Management Services (NDMS) : National Disaster Management Services (NDMS) was conceived by NDMA during the Financial Year 2015-16 for setting up of Very Small Aperture Read More …

India to host first AMCDRR after Sendai Framework

The Government of India is hosting the Asian Ministerial Conference for Disaster Risk Reduction (AMCDRR) next month in collaboration with the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR). The hosting of the Conference re-affirms India’s commitment to the cause of Disaster Risk Reduction. This is the first AMCDRR after Read More …