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16 May 2007 description
report Government of India


Zero Tolerance to avoidable deaths due to earthquakes


To formulate Guidelines for the preparation of plans to reduce earthquake risk, and minimise the impact, loss of lives and damage to property caused by earthquakes

Executive Summary


The Disaster Management Act, 2005 (DM Act, 2005) lays down institutional and coordination mechanisms for effective disaster management (DM) at the national, state, and district levels.

03 Jun 1997 description

New York, June 3, 1997 -- An earthquake measuring 6.0 on the Richter scale
shook central India on the morning of May 22, resulting in at least 40 deaths and
over 400 injuries. Thousands of people were rendered homeless and evacuated to
relief camps.

An LWR partner in India, Churches for Social Action (CASA), immediately sent
relief items into the area. Together with other relief agencies there, CASA staff
assessed the quake's damage and have applied for an emergency grant of $93,000
30 May 1997 description


33 Denominations & Communions Working Together to Meet Human Needs


(In support of ACT Appeal #ASIN72 for $93,114)

29 May 1997 description

Appeal Target : US$ 93,114

29 May 1997 description

Co-ordinating Office

Action by Churches Together (ACT) is a worldwide network of Churches and their
related agencies meeting human need through co-ordinated emergency response
and common identity. The ACT network is organizationally based in the
Lutheran World Federation (LWF) and the World Council of Churches(WCC) and is
a co-ordinating rather than operational office.


23 May 1997 description
report CARE

May 23, 1997 -- CARE's Country Director in India, Tom Alcedo, reports that 50 people are confirmed dead in the earthquake that struck Madhya Pradesh yesterday. The toll is expected to rise.

Jabalpur, Seoni and Mandla Districts -- 450 miles southeast of new Delhi -- were struck hardest by the quake leaving 4,000 people homeless and 1,000 people injured. The quake, which registered 6.0 on the Richter Scale, damaged CARE's recently-opened office in Jabalpur city.

23 May 1997 description

33 Denominations & Communions Working Together to Meet Human Needs

SITUATION: At least 38 people were killed and more than 1,000 injured in an earthquake Thursday that struck the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. Many of the victims died as they slept, their houses collapsing on them.

23 May 1997 description
report World Vision

India ADP Project Probably Not Affected by Earthquake
Reported by Larisa War, WVI India Communications Associate and

23 May 1997 description

JABALPUR, India (Reuter) - Rescue teams Friday rushed food and medicine to some 4,000 people whose homes were razed in a powerful earthquake that killed dozens of people in central India and injured more than 1,000.

Authorities said 38 people were killed in the quake that struck India's heartland in Madhya Pradesh state early on Thursday and measured 6.0 on the open-ended Richter scale.

Rescue teams set up camps for the 3,000 to 4,000 homeless in Jabalpur, a city of 1.2 million people 450 miles southeast of New Delhi and about 12 miles from the epicenter.

22 May 1997 description
report World Vision

Reported by Sanjay Sojwal
WVI Asia Regional Communications

22 May 1997 description

India - Earthquake
DHA Situation Report No.1
22 May 1997