Disasters: Strengthening Community Mitigation and Preparedness

by Khanna, B.K. & Neena Khanna
ISBN: 9789380235455 | Binding: Hardback | Pages: 300 | Language: English | Year of Publishing: 2011
Length: 152 mm | Breadth: 22.5 mm | Height: 229 mm | Imprint: NIPA
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The book covers all the task of implementation of the initiative of inculcating the culture of preparedness in the community as they are the first responders in case of a disaster. The book includes, what, how, when and by whom what should be done before, during and after a disaster takes place. The highlights of the book are: 1. All types of disasters ranging from earthquakes to terrorist strikes, from nuclear disasters to urban floods have been illustrated. 2. Case studies supporting all the disasters.3. Fully illustrated with adequate diagrams, flow charts and colour photographs etc.4. Situation and region specific requirements in cases of rehabilitation and casualty management. 5. Setting up and executing requirement specific Disaster Management Plans. 6. Conducting of mock s on various types of perceived disasters found there way in the book.The book would be useful for the first responders, district administration and state authorities (districts/tehsil/taluk/sub-division level functionaries, the DM planners in the state, NGOs) schools/educational institutions, National Disaster Response Force, Para Military Forces, Armed Forces.

Brig (Dr) B.K. Khanna, Senior Specialist (Training & Capacity Development) National Disaster Management Authority (An Apex Body of Government of India on Disaster Management) Government of India, New Delhi;

Nina Khanna, Senior Teacher Convent of Jesus & Mary, New Delhi

1. Introduction 2. Types of Disasters 3. Floods 4. Drought 5. Earthquakes 6. Landslides 7. Cyclones 8. Avalanches 9 Forest Fires 10. Tsunami 11. Global Warming and Related Disasters 12. Chemical and Industrial Disasters 13 Nuclear Disasters 14. Conduct of Mock 15. School Safety