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Disaster Management: Capacity Building and People's Resilience

Ajay Kumar Saxena (Author)

e recent natural catastrophe in Kedarnath Valley, Uttarakhand in mid June give us a lesson to learn from our past mistakes. We should maintain between environment and development. Hazards are inevitable and unavoidable in a human environment. Hazards which society can note cope up or moderate or contain turn into disasters. Whatever be the technological advancement, there will always be some degree of uncertainty in prediction of disasters. The book is intended to serve to distinct purposes: an introductory book for general users and a textbook starting from basics for those seeking professional qualification in disaster management. One distinct feature of this book is coverage on laws related to disaster management with interface at relevant places.

Contents: Preface. 1. Disaster: an insight. 2. Vulnerability. 3. Disaster management. 4. Capacity building. 5. What is resilience? 6. Future hazards: making of disasters. 7. The civil Defence act, 1968. 8. The chemical accidents emergency planning, preparedness and response rules, 1996. 9. The disaster management act, 2005. Annexures. Bibliography. Index.

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Title Disaster Management: Capacity Building and People's Resilience
Format Hardcover
Date published: 09.08.2014
Edition 1st. ed.
Publisher Jnanada Prakashan
Language: English
isbn 9788171395934
length xii+240p., Illustrations; Maps; 22cm.