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Recovering from Earthquakes

Response, Reconstruction and Impact Mitigation in India, 1st Edition

Edited by Shirish Patel, Aromar Revi

Routledge India

446 pages

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Earthquakes come without warming, and often cause massive devastation, resulting not only in the loss of property but also of lives. Many of the survivors suffer from intense and lasting psychological trauma. This book covers the experience of recent earthquakes in India, and what has been learnt (and what we have failed to learn) in the process of

Table of Contents

Introduction: Earthquakes in India: Response, Recovery and Impact Mitigation Shirish Patel; 2. Disasters in India: Policy Overview of Vulnerability, Risks and Human Impacts Debarati Guha-Sapir and Philippe Hoyois; 3. Uttarkashi Earthquake: Management of Relief & Rehabilitation Rajeev Kapoor; 4. Earthquake Reconstruction in Maharashtra, India: Impact on Assets, Income, and Equity Krishna S. Vatsa; 5. A Decade of Lessons from Marathwada: Earthquake Vulnerability, Politics and Participatory Housing Alex Salazar and Rohit Jigyasu; 6. Women Take the Lead: Turning a Crisis into an Opportunity for Development Prema Gopalan; 7. Compounding Disasters: First the Natural, then the Man-made: Failed Interventions We Can Learn From Sandeep Virmani; 8. Planning the Reconstruction of Bhuj B.R. Balachandran; 9. Participative Rehabilitation: A Dilemma M.N. Joglekar; 10. Lessons from the Gujarat Experience: For Disaster Mitigation and Management V. Thiruppugazh and Sudhir Kumar; 11. Disaster Management in India: Policy Intervention and Recent Initiatives Anil K Sinha, Dr Satendra and Shikha Srivastava; 12. Seismic Retrofitting of Existing Non-engineered Load-bearing Structures Rajendra Desai; 13. Medical Management of Earthquake Disasters Brig K.J. Singh; 14. Trauma after Earthquakes: Mitigating the Psychosocial and Mental Effects R. Srinivasa Murthy; 15. Catastrophe Risk Assessment and Management: Developing Risk Models for the Insurance Industry Haresh C. Shah and Weimin Dong; Afterword Aromar Revi

About the Editors

Shirish B. Patel is Chairman Emeritus, Shirish Patel & Associates Consultants Private Limited.

Aromar Revi is Director, Indian Institute for Human Settlements, New Delhi.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POL017000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Affairs & Administration
SOC000000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / General
SOC040000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Disasters & Disaster Relief
SOC053000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Regional Studies