Disaster Management and Sustainable Development


Dr. Niranjan Sahoo

Published By :
New Century Publications, New Delhi
About the book

Disaster is severe disturbance of the functioning of a society that causes widespread human, material, and environmental losses that exceed the ability of affected community. India’s geo-climatic conditions as well as its high degree of socioeconomic vulnerability make it one of the most disaster-prone countries in the world. Disasters are sometimes broadly classified into two i.e. natural and anthropogenic. Many of previous disasters in India have underscored the need to adopt multi-dimensional endeavour involving diverse scientific, engineering, financial and social process. Need was felt to adopt a multi-disciplinary and multi-sectoral approach and incorporation of risk reduction in the developmental plans and strategies. This book provides a detailed account of disaster mitigation and management policies and programmes in India including the social responsibilities of corporate.

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