Disaster Management: A Case Study of Uttarakhand.
Uttarakhand State Disaster Management Authority (USDMA) was set up and notified as per sub-section (1) of section 14 of Disaster Management Act 2005.
Defining Disaster Resilience: A DFID Approach Paper 5 1. Introduction Adopting resilience as our core approach to tackling disasters means identifying where different areas of our work can complement and enhance one another. This includes disaster risk reduction, climate change adaptation, social protection, working in fragile contexts and humanitarian preparedness and response. We will start.
The Uttarakhand floods have seen such a disaster, ranging from multiple landslides, run offs, to buildings on the low lying areas being pulled down by the floods, damaged roads, etc.
The paper discusses Uttarakhand in the plight of this disaster through a case study and recommends several steps to be taken for disaster management, and touches upon how to restore a destination.
Uttarakhand has various types of soil, all of which are susceptible to soil erosion. In the north, the soil ranges from gravel (debris from glaciers) to stiff clay. Brown forest soil—often shallow, gravelly, and rich in organic content—is found farther to the south. The Bhabar area is characterized by soils that are coarse-textured, sandy to gravelly, highly porous, and largely infertile.
India’s National Policy on Disaster Management was approved by the Union Cabinet of India on 22nd October, 2009 with the aim to minimize the losses to lives, livelihoods and property, caused by natural or manmade disasters with a vision to build a safe and disaster resilient India by developing a holistic, proactive, integrated, Multi-disaster oriented and technology driven strategy.