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All the latest news with respect to field of Disaster Risk Management and Climate Change Action.

Health Emergency declared in 4 districts of Kerala

Wednesday, 11 March 2020

With 8 more people testing positive for coronavirus in Kerala on Tuesday, the state government decided to impose severe restrictions, including the closure of educational institutions and cinema houses till month end to halt its further spread.


Training on rescue during avalanche

Thursday, 13th February 2020

The Himachal Pradesh State Disaster Management Authority (HPSDMA) in collaboration with Snow Avalanche Study Establishment (SASE) is imparting training on safety and rescue methods during snow avalanche.  Around 30 volunteers of Chamba, Mandi and Kullu districts are learning techniques of quick response in such an emergency to rescue victims. These three districts are prone to snow avalanches, and several people have lost their lives due to the disaster.


Government to eco-restore 6 flood-hit districts in Kerala

Thursday, 5th February 2020

The state government is set to undertake a massive eco-restoration exercise to rejuvenate large swathes of land severely affected by flood, landslide and soil erosion in six districts.


DM training for representatives from flood-hit villages in Maharashtra

Thursday, 6th February 2020

The Sangli district administration will begin with the disaster management training for the sarpanch, gram sevak, and talathis of 104 flood-affected villages from February 10.


15th Financial Commission Report

Tuesday, 4th February 2020

The 15th FC recommended setting up National and State Disaster Management Funds (NDMF and SDMF) for the promotion of local-level mitigation activities.  The Commission has recommended retaining the existing cost-sharing patterns between the centre and states to fund the SDMF (new) and the SDRF (existing).  The cost-sharing pattern between centre and states is (A) 75:25 for all states, and (B) 90:10 for north-eastern and Himalayan states.

For 2020-21, State Disaster Risk Management Funds have been allocated Rs 28,983 crore, out of which the share of the union is Rs 22,184 crore.  The National Disaster Risk Management Funds has been allocated Rs 12,390 crore.


Coronavirus Outbreak

Friday, 31 January 2020

Coronavirus declared global health emergency by WHO


'Flood and Inundation' Insurance

Tuesday, 28 January 2020

Coverage Of 'Flood & Inundation' Insurance Includes Damage Caused By Heavy Rains And Not Just Overflowing Of River : SC



Friday, 25th January

Scientists are unraveling the Chinese coronavirus with unprecedented speed and openness


U’khand to have mock drill for chemical disaster

Thursday, 30 January 2020

To check the preparedness of the administration, the Disaster Mitigation and Management Centre (DMMC) would hold a mock drill for chemical disaster on February 11 and 12.

The drill would be held in the districts of Dehradun, Haridwar and Udham Singh Nagar and would help in checking the preparedness and vulnerability of the industries in talking any accident caused by chemicals.