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India: National policy on disaster management 2009

This policy aims at: (i) Promoting a culture of prevention, preparedness and resilience at all levels through knowledge, innovation and education; (ii) Encouraging mitigation measures based on technology, traditional wisdom and environmental sustainability; (iii) Mainstreaming disaster management into the developmental planning process; (iv) Establishing institutional and technolegal frameworks to create an enabling regulatory environment and a compliance regime; (v) Ensuring efficient mechanism for identification, assessment and monitoring of disaster risks; (vi) Developing contemporary forecasting and early warning systems backed by responsive and fail-safe communication with information technology support; (vii) Ensuring efficient response and relief with a caring approach towards the needs of the vulnerable sections of the society; (viii) Undertaking reconstruction as an opportunity to build disaster resilient structures and habitat for ensuring safer living; and (ix) Promoting a productive and proactive partnership with the media for disaster management.

This policy of 2009 replaces the policy of 2005.

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  • Themes:Advocacy & Media, Disaster Risk Management, Early Warning, Education & School Safety, Environment & Ecosystems, Recovery, Risk Identification & Assessment, Social Impacts & Social Resilience
  • Countries/Regions:India

  • Short URL:http://preventionweb.net/go/12733

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