The National Disaster Management Act of 2005 (NDM Act) is under discussion and countrywide inputs are being sought to make this act more result oriented on the ground. An important part of this discourse which is centred around disaster management legislation in India should focus on addressing overall risks and the underlying factors associated with it. One such underlying factor of risk is uncertainty.
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In recent decades, the Asia-Pacific region has witnessed a remarkable level of economic progress and is now home to some of the fastest growing economies in the world.
However, this economic prosperity is often disrupted by repeated disasters. According to the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), the Asia-Pacific region remains the most disaster prone region of the world.
AIDMI’s publication of Southasiadisasters.net on ‘Asian Early Warning Systems’ Launched at AMCDRR 2018 Side Event on Trans-Border Flood Early Warning System for Last Mile Connectivity, July 4, 2018 at Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.
Andhra Pradesh has always been a leader among all the Indian states in reducing the disaster and climate risks faced by its citizens. Other Indian states have followed in its steps. Let us look at some of the recent initiatives in Andhra Pradesh which indicate an emerging trend in India.
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Chhattisgarh has been identified as one of the richest biodiversity habitats in India and has one of the most dense forest covers in the country. It is also the 10th largest state in terms of geographical area, the third largest in terms of forest area and has the second largest mineral reserves. These advantages has boosted the rapid growth and urbanization to holds the top rank in terms of development expenditure to GSDP ratio.