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India: NDMA forms panel for building safety norms

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The National Disaster Management Authority is concerned with 'buildings with open ground storey' that may be more prone to earthquakes, especially in high-risk seismic zones and "has set up a committee of experts to provide guidelines for making them safe," reports the Times of India.

NDMA vice-chairman M Shashidhar Reddy also said that a dedicated aircraft to collect disaster-related data and emit early warning signals will be procured and deployed by disaster mitigation authorities in the next few years.

Keywords

  • Themes:Early Warning, Risk Identification & Assessment, Structural Safety, Urban Risk & Planning
  • Hazards:Earthquake
  • Countries/Regions:India

  • Short URL:http://preventionweb.net/go/22369

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