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Tiding over tsunami - part 2

Source(s):  India - government

In this publication the Government of Tamil Nadu gives details regarding rehabilitation and the reconstruction programmes undertaken to revive coastal communities affected by the Tsunami in 2004. With a view to reduce the vulnerability of the people to future calamities, the following specific measures were taken:

- the houses being built have disaster resistant features to face any calamity including earthquake;
- these houses are insured for 10 years against 14 hazards;
- shelter belt and mangrove plantations have been restored and improved throughout the coast;
- considerable emphasis has been given for strengthening coastal roads, bridges, health care facilities and water supply which can prove to be life saving in times of emergencies;
- apart from rebuilding hundreds of schools, scholarship assistance is being given for ten years so as to keep the focus on education;
- a large number of self-help groups have been formed and assisted so as to broad base livelihoods and increase incomes.
- the government has continued the focus on the UNDP supported Disaster Risk Management Program which will update village level disaster management plans and train communities to be prepared.


Tiding over tsunami - part 1

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  • Tiding over tsunami - part 2
  • Publication date 2008
  • Number of pages 90 p.

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