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Need for Prevention Measures
Prevention is defined as the activities taken to prevent a natural calamity or potential hazard from having harmful effects on either people or economic assets.
* Prevention planning consists of i) hazard identification, and ii) vulnerability assessment.
* Delayed actions may increase the economic losses.
* For developing countries like India, prevention is perhaps the most critical components in managing disasters.
Nature is emerging as a new weapon of mass destruction, do you agree?
Around 22,000 people have died in India in 10 years until 2017 due to major environmental disasters – Indian Meteorology Department. In the past two decades (1998-2017) over 5,00,000 people have died due to extreme weather events around the world – stated by Global Climate Risk Index Report Published by Germanwatch (German-based non-profit organisation).
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