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State, NGOs and Disaster Management

Shibalal Meher (Author) Kishor C Samal (Author) Nilakantha Panigrahi (Author) Srikanta Mohanty (Author)
Synopsis Orissa has been quite vulnerable to natural disasters like flood, drought and cyclone in almost all the years since 1965. These have not only affected the human beings adversely but has also caused a great loss to property. The book, State, NGOs and Disaster Management analyses the impact of 1999 Super Cyclone in Orissa, on the livelihood of poor and vulnerable groups and the response of outside agencies including government and NGOs in relief, construction, reconstruction and rehabilitation. It also details strategies adopted by weaker sections, particularly dalits and women, to cope up with the situation. The much needed financial support for reconstruction an rehabilitation was provided by the State government. At the same time the help extended by the NGOs and other donor agencies in distributing relief cannot be ignored. The book concludes that it is not the government alone which can cope up with the catastrophe of such magnitude. There has to be, in a coordinated manner, the widest possible mobilization of various groups, organizations and institutions including local, national and international bodies. Besides, the participation of the community I also necessary for rescue, relief and rehabilitation operations.
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About the authors

Shibalal Meher

Shibalal Mehar has been working as Lecturer in Economics in NCDS since 1997. His areas of interest are Environmental Economics, Disaster Management, Public Finance, Poverty and Development Economics. He has published more than 30 research papers in various journals. His recent published book is freedom from Hunger: Concept and Case Study.

Kishor C Samal

Kishor C. Samal is Professor of Economics in Nabakrushna Choudhury Centre for Development Studies (NCDS), Bhubaneswar. His areas of interest are Informal Sector and Industry, Poverty, Macro-economics, Natural Resource Management. He has published about 150 research papers in esteemed journals. His other important published books are Urban Informal Sector and Tax Structure and budgetary Trends. Besides, he has completed more than 30 research projects funded by ICSSR, ODI (London), SICI (Canada), CDS (UK), RAS (Moscow), NALCO, Government of Orissa, Planning Commission and Others.

Nilakantha Panigrahi

Nilakantha Panigrahi is a Faculty in Social Anthropology, Nabakrushna Choudhury Centre for Development Studies, Bhubaneswar. He has also worked with Danish International Development Agency (DANIDA) for a decade in different positions. Besides three books, he has published 35 research papers in different national and international professional journals on issues relating to tribal development, community health, disaster management, ethnicity etc.

Srikanta Mohanty

Srikanta Mohanty works as research Officer, off and on, in NCDS. He s social activist too.

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Bibliographic information

Title State, NGOs and Disaster Management
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2005
Edition 1st ed.
Publisher Rawat Publications
Language: English
isbn 8170339782
length viii+296p., Tables; References; Maps; Index; 23cm.
Subjects Reference