Science for disaster management: NDMA is reaching out to the scientific community and working towards a futuristic agenda

30/Aug/2019 PK Mishra; Times of India

In an increasingly interconnected world, disaster and emergency risks are becoming more complex and intractable. Therefore, it is of vital importance that we optimise the application of scientific and technological capabilities to understand, reduce and manage disaster and emergency risks.

On the fault line: How India stands vulnerable to earthquakes

25/Sep/2019 Srishti Choudhary, Live Mint e-paper

New Delhi: As a major 6.3 earthquake jolted neighbouring Pakistan, the tremors were felt up till the National Capital Region, while shaking the nearby region of Jammu and Kashmir and Punjab.

90% of buildings in Delhi at risk of being hit by strong earthquake

28/Jul/2019 Anshi Rajkhowa, India Today

Most of the houses in Delhi are not earthquake resistant and there are many illegal colonies flouting safety norms. If an earthquake of 7 or more than 7 magnitude hits Delhi, then the national capital can suffer huge losses.

Before earthquake drill experts point to a bigger worry: Lack of structure audits

27/Jul/2019 Rao Jaswant Singh, Times of India

GURUGRAM: As the National Management Disaster Agency (NDMA) has planned...

Quake-safe certificate now must for all Delhi buildings

26/Jul/2019 Paras Singh, Times of India

NEW DELHI: In a bid to make around 32 lakh buildings in the city earthquake safe, the civic body has readied a set of recommendations according to which all owners have to get their buildings certified as quake-proof.

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