Centre halted NDMA bid to prepare states to deal with earthquake

All eight members and the vice-chairman of the NDMA were asked to resign when the NDA government came to power last May.

Quake jolts govt to formulate disaster management plan

Plan awaits green light from Disaster Management Authority


Fire incidents on rise, disaster management authority demands more QRT vehicles

According to those deployed in the QRTs, the vehicles reach a spot only 30-45 minutes after the department gets a call.

Rendered homeless, 4,000 find shelter in tents, rebuild homes

According to residents, bamboo sticks cost Rs 150 each — the total cost of bamboo for a house would be around Rs 2,000.

Disaster management template stuck in Delhi govt red tape

Stuck in red tape is a document that could have helped manage the disaster in Uttarakhand after the devastation caused by flash floods

Being Prepared: Delhi to get its own disaster response force next year

The specialised state force will be on the lines of the National Disaster Response Force.


Series of mock drills to gauge city’s response to disasters

The Delhi Disaster Management Authority has chalked out a range of practice drills over the next three months to gauge and improve the city’s hospital response system in the event of a disaster.

Mock drill at Metro stations

Between 11 AM and 11.50 AM,entry into the 11 stations was closed as a part of the standard emergency procedure.

Microzonation to make city tremor-ready

Procedure will assess soil structure across Delhi to give risk assessments on a zone-wise basis.

City pauses to rehearse crisis response

Govt,security agencies,schools join mega drill to assess preparedness for a quake situation; evacuation drill carried out in malls,metro stations,hospitals.