Disaster Management

RESILIENCY & SUSTAINABILITY SUMMIT 2023

The Resiliency & Sustainability Summit: Vision 2047 brought together experts from all over India and deliberated upon the key aspects of present and futuristic disaster risks and climate contexts as well as their changing scenarios. “Regional disparity is a central challenge for reducing disaster risk & particularly climate-related disasters in …

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UTTARAKHAND FLASH FLOOD

UTTARAKHAND FLASH FLOOD Recently, a glacial break in the Tapovan-Reni area of Chamoli District of Uttarakhandled to massive Flash Flood in Dhauli Ganga and Alaknanda Rivers,damaging houses and the nearby Rishiganga power project. In June 2013, flash floods in Uttarakhand wiped out settlements and took lives. Important  points: It occurred …

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170 rescued from flooded hospital

Discharge of water from nearby Mulshi dam flooded Pune hospital basement Around 170 people, including 50 patients and 120 staff members, were evacuated from Surya Hospital in Pune’s Wakad on Sunday after continuous discharge from the nearby Mulshi dam flooded its basement. “After the water reached the hospital basement, a …

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Navy, IAF rush to Mumbai’s aid

Bhatsa, Uihas rivers breach banks, leaving people stranded in their homes The Indian Navy, Army and Air Force on Sunday participated in rescue operations to assist Thane, Palghar and Kalyan district administration as Bhatsa and Barvi dams overflowed leading to Bhatsa and Ulhas rivers breaching their banks and stranding people …

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T.N. CM launches water management mission

Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami on Saturday unveiled the Tamil Nadu Water Resources Conservation and Augmentation Mission, a people’s movement to conserve and manage water and to ensure that there was no water crisis in future. Source : https://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/tn-cm-launches-water-management-mission/article28623821.ece

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The lowdown on NCR’s air quality

The lowdown on NCR’s air quality

What is it?How did it come about?Why does it matter?What lies ahead? Swinging between ‘poor’ and ‘very poor’ air quality for the past two weeks, the National Capital Region seems set for another lung-clogging winter this year. Figures released by the Union Health Ministry early this week showed the total …

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Naidu seeks Rs. 1,200 crore relief from Centre

Naidu seeks Rs. 1,200 crore relief from Centre

In yet another letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the devastation caused by cyclone Titli, Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu said that there was heavy damage to public and private properties in over 1,800 villages in Srikakulam and Vizianagaram districts and that 16 persons died. He pegged the tentative …

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Titli casts a pall of gloom

The devastation wrought by the cyclonic storm Titli and the resultant heavy rain has cast a shadow on Dussehra festivities across Odisha, especially for farmers. Hundreds of puja pandals in the State — where Durga Puja got under way on Tuesday — are witnessing low turnout as people are yet …

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