The government on Sunday approved appointment of a scientist, an armyman and a UN expert on disaster reduction as members of the revamped NDMA, which had previously seen mostly politicians and retired bureaucrats with no background of disaster management holding office.
More than 2.2 billion people are "poor or near-poor", with financial crises, natural disasters, soaring food prices and violent conflicts threatening to exacerbate the problem, a United Nations report said Thursday.
Forty percent of domestic servants
in India`s financial capital are under 15 years of age and the
number seems to be increasing at an alarming rate, states a
report by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).