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?
An earthquake measuring 4.5 on the Ritcher scale, the second in a week`s time, hit Darma valley of the district on Sunday evening prompting authorities to sound a general alert in the valley and the adjoining Johar valley, District Disaster Management authorities said on Monday.
With IMD predicting deficient rainfall due to El-Nino factor during this monsoon, Odisha government on Wednesday asked all the departments to prepare a contingency plan within a week in order to meet the eventuality.