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Uttarakhand incidence: Disaster, natural but facilitated by human beings?

Bijay S. Singha* & Ranveer Kumara
*Department of Applied Chemistry, C.I.T., Tatisilwai, Ranchi, Jharkhand, India.
Received 16th June.,2014; Revised 25th July, 2014

Abstract : Disaster Management is the process of addressing an event that has the potential to seriously disrupt the social fabric of the community. Disaster management is similar to disaster mitigation; however, it implies a whole of government approach to using community resources to fight the effects of an event and assumes the community will be self-sufficient for periods of time until the situation can be stabilized. Through disaster management, we cannot completely counteract the damage, but it is possible to minimize the risk through early warning, provide development plans for recuperation from the disaster, generate. Communication and medical resources, aid in rehabilitation and post-disaster reconstruction.
The exchange of correct information following the event is important, in order to ensure the resources necessary to support response and recovery activities. The 72 hours following a major event is the most difficult time due to lack of coordination among relief organizations.

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