A strong earthquake of magnitude 7.9 on Richter scale and a series of aftershocks struck Nepal on Saturday. The quakes also jolted parts of North and Northeast India. Widespread damage has been reported from Nepal.
Uttarakhand government has sent a proposal to the Asian Development Bank requesting it to fund a project introducing radio frequency identification technology to track pilgrims in case of a crisis on char dham yatra route.
Lauding India's improved disaster risk management and accuracy of its meteorological department, the UN has said timely warnings on cyclones have helped "dramatically" reduce mortality during natural calamities.
India's response to disasters is not "adequate" and multiple agencies involved in this task need to step up their preparedness to a level ensuring that no person dies of human error, Union Minister Kiren Rijiju said on Monday.
Government Tuesday announced institution of a new national service medal for the personnel of country's lead disaster mitigation force NDRF and other such units who risk their lives to help the common man struck in calamities.
The worst is over, as Cyclone Hudhud has lost speed and winds are now blowing at 120-130 kmph. The contingency plans being in place this time,can we say that this was an example of good disaster management?
The worst is over, as Cyclone Hudhud loses speed and winds are now blowing at 120-130 kmph. The contingency plans being in place this time,can we say that this was an example of good disaster management?