19 Sep 2016, Times of India, the
India's government has developed a scientific tool based on a UN model that will use satellite imagery and on-ground assessments to measure direct and indirect damages due to disasters. India's estimated economic losses are around $10 billion annually from disasters - almost equal to what it spends on education and twice the amount spent on healthcare every year.
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