Post-Earthquake Relief Action
Prof Anuj Bawa
Shridhar Nayak (CP0812)
Romil Sagar (CP1212)
Construction and Project Management
6th Nov, 2012
3. Literature review
7. Method of Data collection
8. Survey Questionnaire
9. Gujarat’s Vulnerability to Earthquake
10. Case Study: Bhuj Earthquake
11. Drawbacks of the Bhuj earthquake
12. Gujarat State Disaster Management Authority (GSDMA)
13. Data Analysis
India has been traditionally vulnerable to natural disasters on account of its unique geo-climatic conditions. Floods, droughts, cyclones, earthquakes and landslides have been recurrent phenomena. About 60% of the landmass is prone to earthquakes of various intensities; over 40 million hectares is prone to floods; about 8% of the total area is prone to cyclones and 68% of the area is susceptible to drought. In the decade 1990-2000, an average of about 4344 people lost their lives and about 30 million people were affected by disasters every year. This paper emphasis on management during and after an disaster and readiness of the state in response to future earthquakes.
Many Natural Disasters in India have caused havoc to the life and property of citizens and nature as a whole from time to time. These disasters include Cyclones, Floods, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, Famines, Drought, and Landslides etc. Amongst all the ones mentioned floods and earthquakes are the most common in India.
An earthquake is the sudden rapid shaking of the Earth caused by the release of energy stored in the rocks. Earthquakes not only destroy the entire...