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A textbook on Disaster Management for Class X

A Stride Ahead

CENTRAL BOARD OF SECONDARY EDUCATION
PREET VIHAR, DELHI - 110092

Together Towards a Safer India Part III
A Stride Ahead
A Textbook on Disaster Management for Class X

CENTRAL BOARD OF SECONDARY EDUCATION
PREET VIHAR, DELHI - 110092

TOGETHER, TOWARDS, A SAFER INDIA PART-III A textbook on disaster management for class X FIRST EDITION 2005 REVISED EDITION 2006 © CBSE, DELHI

Acknowledgements
CBSE Advisors: Shri Ashok Ganguly, Chairman, CBSE. Shri G. Balasubramanian, Director (Academic), CBSE. Editors: Shri R.K. Singh Joint Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs, Govt. of India Shri Saroj Jha, I.A.S Director (Disaster Management), Ministry of Home Affairs, Govt. of India. Authors: Prof A.S Arya, Shri Ankush Agarwal and Shri Arvind Nagaraju Shri Anup Karanth Dr. Kamla Menon and Ms. A. Venkatachalam Ms. Balaka Dey Shri Hemang Karelia Ms. Malini Narayanan Coordinator: Ms. Sugandh Sharma, Education Officer, CBSE.

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Contents
Foreword For Students Chapter 1 Chapter 2 Chapter 3 Chapter 4 Chapter 5 Chapter 6 Chapter 7 Introduction Tsunami – The killer sea waves Survival Skills Alternative Communication Systems…..during disasters Safe Construction Practices Sharing Responsibilities Planning Ahead 1 7 13 28 33 45 52

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Foreword
The recent massive earthquake of magnitude 8.6, which hit Indonesia (off the West Coast of Northern Sumatra) on 26th December at 06:28 hrs, was the biggest in 40 years which has triggered the deadly tsunami waves in Southeast Asia and coastal India. Another…...

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