1st Edition

Disaster Management in India Policies, Institutions, Practices

By Rajendra K. Pandey Copyright 2024
    338 Pages 5 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge India

    338 Pages 5 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge India

    This book explores policies, structures, and processes of disaster management in India examining key theoretical foundations of disaster management with practical illustrations and case studies.

    The book offers a comprehensive understanding of disaster management policies and practices in India and focuses on public policy approaches in addressing critical issues and challenges facing the machinery and processes of disaster management in India. The creative approach to deal with different aspects of disaster management has helped in holistic delineation of a number of critical themes such as legal frameworks of disaster management, good practices, use of innovative approaches and technology, multilateral cooperation, the role of civil society organisations, among others.

    This book will be of interest to the students and researchers working in the field of disaster studies, geography, geology, development studies, public administration, public policy, economics, and governance. It will also be an invaluable companion for policy makers, practitioners, academicians and development planners working in the area of disaster management.

    1. Introduction to Disaster 2. Natural Disasters 3. Manmade Disasters 4. Contextualising Disasters 5. Conceptualising Disaster Management 6. Disaster Management Cycle 7. Global Thrust for Disaster Management 8. Evolution of Disaster Management System in India 9. Disaster Profile of India 10. Disaster Management Policy 11. Legal Framework 12. Disaster mitigation: Institutional arrangement 13. Financial and federal dimensions 14. Good practices in disaster management 15. Role of science and technology in disaster management 16. Voluntary action and multilateral cooperation 17. Innovations and challenges in disaster management 18. Towards a Disaster Resilient India 19. Managing a biological disaster: the case of Covid-19.


    Rajendra K. Pandey is Professor and Head of the Department of Political Science, Chaudhary Charan Singh University, Meerut, India. His tryst with the subject of disaster management began with his doctorate on 'Disaster Management in India: A Case Study of Flood Control in Delhi', University of Delhi. He has worked on many research projects and publications on its various dimensions of the subject.

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