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Aggravating-Dilemma Of Reconstruction

July 25, 2013

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Almost one and half month, since the flood led disaster hit mountain state Uttarakhand in India. Rather working on an inclusive model of reconstruction and rehabilitate, it seems the state and national governments are not in sync with local people. The ASI -Archeological Survey of India sends a team in state, that goes back without […]

Relief In Uttarakhand-Avoid Old Mindset And Jargons

July 19, 2013

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In this article it is argued that Disaster Management practice in India need to change the old mindset of disaster relief, to include quick planning and actions, using verifiable space data and avoid delay causing detailed assessments in deciding any government run relief package. We need to be cautions against the current jargons such as […]

Patwari’ Reaches to Disaster Hit Population

July 9, 2013

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Patwari’ Reaches to Disaster Hit Population in Uttarakhand Mountain State of India After almost 20 days, since flash flood disaster hit Kedarnath valley in Uttarakhand, the lowest state level government functionary, responsible for maintaining land, population and other records in revenue villages, could finally reach to the areas assigned to thim. It is supposed that […]

Undefined Role of Regional And National Agencies In Reducing Disasters

June 23, 2013

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The Himalayan region consists of extremely fragile ecosystem, and source to 10 major Asian river systems, on which over 1.3 billion people rely for sustenance, water, livelihoods and prosperity. A recent flash flood on 16-17 June, affected over 50,000 people in the mountain state of Uttarakhand, while it is estimated that over 5000 people are […]

Misleading Facts: Still We Can Celebrate World Toilet Day

November 19, 2012

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Today it’s world toilet day. The monitoring of sanitation facilities globally remained a challenge to the country governments and International agencies. It is sometime said that the cursory assessment reports (e.g. JMP-Joint Monitoring Programme) of the facts about the rural and urban sanitation scenario may lead to pressure on country governments to expedite the process […]

Science Policy Disconnect In The Mountains

July 11, 2012

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It has been learned that in the Himalayan region there is a disconnected between science, policy and decision making. The region lacks coordinated and comprehensive research about the scale and extent of worsening changes, whereas the library of any such research on various aspects, wherever available, remains a great deal academic, while policy implementations on […]

In Himalayas: the Glaciers without Gate

July 2, 2012

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One of the study published in Nature, states that Fewer than 120 (0.075%) have had their mass balance (the sum of the annual mass gains and losses of the glacier) directly measured in Himalayan region, and for only 37 of these are there records extending beyond 30 years. Extrapolating this tiny sample of observations to […]