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Measurement and management of urban hazards and vulnerability in order to improve awareness and local capacity to effectively reduce disaster risk.

India: Kashmir flood disaster worsened by risks being ignored - experts

11 Sep 2014, TRF

With climate change models predicting a continuing increase in heavy rainfall in the region, 'there is every possibility of more such floods occurring in the future, and there is a need for concerted and coordinated efforts to address longer term concerns about disaster risks during extreme weather events,' said Suresh Chugh, director of Environment and Remote Sensing for the Jammu and Kashmir government...


Extracts of progress reports by progress indicator on the implementation of the Hyogo Framework for Action
  • Indicator 1.3 [PDF, 114Kb]Community Participation and decentralisation is ensured through the delegation of authority and resources to local levels
  • Indicator 3.4 [PDF, 102Kb]Countrywide public awareness strategy exists to stimulate a culture of disaster resilience, with outreach to urban and rural communities
  • Indicator 4.2 [PDF, 102Kb]Social development policies and plans are being implemented to reduce the vulnerability of populations most at risk
  • Indicator 4.3 [PDF, 93Kb]Economic and productive sectorial policies and plans have been implemented to reduce the vulnerability of economic activities
  • Indicator 4.4 [PDF, 101Kb]Planning and management of human settlements incorporate disaster risk reduction elements, including enforcement of building codes

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