Disaster Management
Operationalising the Supply Chain of Corporates as an effective Disaster Management Response

Introduction
The Pandemic has re-drawn lines in the entire gamut of the social system wherein concepts like globalization, industrialization, information technology etc, have re-coined themselves. Mankind’s imaginative ideas that had cr....

Challenges of Building Disaster Resilient Indian Smart Cities

March, 8, 2020: The world is gripped with the fear of COVID-19, including India. December 9, 2019: More 42 people killed in the Delhi Fire incident July 16, 2019: Building collapses in India’s Maximum City Mumbai killing 7 and trappin....

Institutional Vulnerability in Handling Disaster

Abstract:
The recent Mumbai floods, now Kerala, Karnataka and children dying in Muzaffarpur raises questions that is it lack of resources or preparedness or institutional vulnerability that has led to loss of lives in all these places. M....

National Workshop on ‘Earthquake Preparedness in India’

The VIF, the Policy Perspectives Foundation (PPF) and Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) organised the workshop when a number of leading experts from across the country came together to deliberate on topics such as earthqu....

National Workshop on Earthquake Preparedness in India - Conference Proceedings

Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) organised a two-day national workshop on earthquake preparedness in India on October 25 and 26, 2018. This workshop was organised in association with the Policy Perspectives Foundation (PPF) and the Federati....

Revisiting India's Disaster Response Mechanism: Challenges and Way Forward

One Day Round Table Conference (May 6, 2016) organised jointly by Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) & Policy Perspectives Foundation (PPF)....

Story of the Chennai Flood Disaster of December 2015

An Eyewitness Account Recently I returned to India from the United States of America after completing my studies at the Parsons School of Design. Divinity brought me face to face with the Chennai flood disaster, which my fourth encounter....

Putting an end to Pedestrian approach to Landslide Disaster Mitigation in India

The Indian calendar of Landslide disasters is literally dotted with catastrophic events, most of which, by hindsight, look self imposed and probably avoidable. If landslides could plead their cases in the courts of law, a great majority of them will ....

Urgent Need for Steps to Make Nathu La Route to Kailash Mansarovar Safe for Pilgrims

India and China had signed a bilateral agreement on September 18 this year providing for conducting the Kailash Mansarovar Yatra through Nathu La in Sikkim Himalayas in addition to the existing Lipulekh Pass in Uttarakhand. Addressing the media after....

Uttarakhand Disaster: A Legacy of Environmental Destruction

June 2013 has been a month of catastrophe, trials and suffering in the Garhwal Himalaya in Uttarakhand. This is the region known as Devbhoomi, or the abode of the Gods, sacred to Hindus, Buddhists and Sikhs alike. The source of the most sacred river....

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