Disaster Management

Chennai Floods 2015

February 7, 2016

In November and December 2015, the annual North-East monsoon generated heavy rainfall in south India causing floods along the Coromandel Coast in Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Pondicherry. Chennai and surrounding area were hardly hit by these floods. These floods caused displacement of around 18 Lakh people and claimed...

Kosi River Floods

February 7, 2016

Kosi River is known as Bihar’s sorrow. Almost every year, the river is subject to floods affecting around 20 thousand km² area of fertile lands in Bihar. During floods, its average water flow multiples by as much as 18 times of average water flow, thus creating havoc for the...

Disaster Preparedness

February 7, 2016

Disaster preparedness is defined as a continuous and integrated process involving a wide range of activities and multi-sectoral resources.  Preparedness pays when done well. In order that disaster preparedness is undertaken with rewarding outcomes, those involved in the process must approach it from a mitigative, response, recovery and business...

India’s Bioterrorism Preparedness

January 21, 2015

Bioterrorism is Intentional & deliberate release of biological agents (bacteria, viruses, or toxins) to cause mass illness or death of people, animals, or plants. It is said that if the 20th century was the century of physics, the 21st century will be the century of biology. Thus, Bioterrorism is posed to...

Uttarakhand Floods 2013

June 30, 2013

In June 2013, the hills of Uttarakhand were subjected to unusual intense rainfall (370 Millimetres recorded at Dehradun).  Instances of such extreme precipitation of 370 millimetres or more have been witnessed in July, August and September and also in January, April and May, but never in June. It was...