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Meet Biswajit Saha - A police inspector raising Tripura’s Ham radio volunteer team for disaster emergencies

Saha, who always had a strong knack for remote communication, space and science, has started a mission to raise a 'radio volunteer team' to help the government in times of natural disasters, like an earthquake.

Mumbai: Disasters claimed 987 lives in five years, BMC replies to RTI query

Last year, Mumbai witnessed a large number of disasters where 11,524 people were injured and 226 people died. This year till date, around 6,730 disasters have claimed 96 lives, the BMC has revealed.

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Bombay HC raps Maha govt for not effectively implementing Disaster Management Act

"For a period of twelve years since the DMA has entered into force, we find that there is no District Disaster Management Authority even constituted for the districts of Mumbai and suburban Mumbai," the bench said.

Mumbai: Civic school students and teachers get lessons in disaster management

"Students should be prepared to face natural and man-made disasters. Such (disaster management) drills are conducted so that school children don’t get scared, but be prepared to face and overcome any disaster,” said a principal.

SC criticises states for lax approach towards disaster management

Supreme Court has also asked the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) to remain ever-vigilant and be ready to deal with natural disasters.

Mumbai: Disaster management training for Haj pilgrims

The trainers were provided information on the probable types of disasters.

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Mumbai: New software to reduce response time to disasters

Currently, the team of officials in the disaster management control room receives an emergency call and then calls the departments concerned to relay the message.

Tackling disasters: Maharashtra govt prepares to draw fresh vulnerability map of districts

Area-wise intensity and socio-economic consequences to be made available on GIS platform.

Developing disaster-proof cities

With govt giving a clear push to city infrastructure, it would make sense to build transport, water, sanitation and power infrastructure with optimum physical resilience.

Draft plan calls road accidents manmade disaster in Delhi

From 2011 to 2013, road accidents claimed more than 1,800 lives each year.

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