Disaster Management

  • Chhattisgarh sanctions Rs 200 crore to compensate farmers 04-03-2014 09:29 PM

    Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh on Tuesday sanctioned a sum of Rs 200 crore to compensate farmers who suffered losses in recent rainfalls and hailstorms in several places of the state. "Singh chaired a meeting of senior officials to take stock of the situation and took a decision on Tuesday...
  • SC asks Centre to respond on safety measures at Kudankulam 17-02-2014 06:33 PM

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday sought response from Centre and Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (AERB) on implementation of safety guidelines issued by it for Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant in Tamil Nadu. A bench headed by Justice KS Radhakrishnan asked the authorities to file report within three weeks on...
  • Jharkhand compensates Rs 5 lakh to kin of 36 Uttarakhand floods victims 11-01-2014 07:54 AM

    The Jharkhand government on Friday handed over Rs 5 lakh each to the kin of 36 victims of the June 2013 Uttarakhand disaster. "Chief Minister Hemant Soren handed over Rs.5 lakh each to the kin of 36 people who died in the the Uttarakhand disaster at a solemn programme held...
  • Disaster management officers deserve salary hike for their good work, says Vijay Bahuguna 19-12-2013 04:02 PM

    District disaster management officers in Uttarakhand, which was hit by a major natural disaster in June this year, will now be paid better and have better resources at their disposal. This was announced by Chief Minister Vijay Bahuguna while presiding over a meeting of the State Disaster Management Authority in...
  • Central team visits drought-hit areas of the state 18-11-2013 10:13 PM

    A central team on Monday began a visit of drought-hit Bihar to assess the situation, an official said. Bihar in September declared 33 of its 38 districts drought-hit on account of poor rains. The state was 25% deficit in its annual rainfall. "The 12 member-team held a meeting with top...
  • PM stresses for improvement of disaster management capabilities 28-10-2013 07:03 PM

    Citing the recent natural disasters in Uttarakhand, Odisha and Andhra Pradesh, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Monday pressed for urgent steps to strengthen early warning systems and improve disaster management capabilities to save lives. Addressing the 5th meeting of the National Disaster Management Authority chaired by him, he said extreme...
  • Mumbai: Two dead after part of a wall collapses in Chembur 20-10-2013 05:41 PM

    Mumbai: Two children died after a part of a wall collapsed at Vishweswar Mandir Trust in Chembur. Disaster Management said that the children, aged 7 and 8, were playing near the wall when the incident took place. Further details are awaited. ...
  • Cyclone Phailin to hit AP, Odisha this evening; over 2 lakh evacuated 12-10-2013 07:49 AM

    Bhubaneswar/Hyderabad: Cyclone Phailin, a storm as big as Hurricane Katrina that left New Orleans a ghost town, is heading towards northern Andhra Pradesh and Odisha. The storm, which is almost half the size of India, is expected to make landfall at 5:30 pm on Saturday. It has started raining in...
  • West Bengal takes steps to manage aftermath of cyclone Phailin 11-10-2013 05:55 PM

    West Bengal government has dispatched disaster management teams to coastal areas of the state to tackle the aftermath of cyclone Phailin which is set to hit neighbouring Odisha by Saturday evening. "We have dispatched several disaster management teams to the coastal areas of West Bengal including Diamond Harbour and Digha,"...
  • Bihar floods: Water level of Ganga recedes, embankments safe, says DMD 09-09-2013 08:26 AM

    Patna: Water levels in flood-affected Bihar have started to recede even as thousands remain displaced. The Disaster Management Department (DMD) stated that the embankments are now safe. Over 200 people have died and 6.9 million displaced as the flood situation remained grim in the state due to spate in various...
  • Bihar: 160 people killed, 5.4 million people affected by floods in 2013 03-09-2013 10:38 AM

    Patna: Around 160 people have died and 5.4 million affected due to floods in Bihar in 2013. The Disaster Management officials have pointed that as many as 20 districts in the state have been affected with the Ganga wreaking havoc in at least 10 of those. The Disaster Management Department...
  • ISRO defends role in Uttarakhand rescue operations 02-07-2013 04:50 AM

    Sriharikota: Defending its role in the rescue operations in the flood-ravaged Uttarakhand, ISRO on Monday said the agency had played its role in the largest rescue operations in the country, saving thousands of lives. "We did our role in the rescue operations by providing imagery and equipment," ISRO chairman K...
  • Uttarakhand: About one lakh moved to safer areas, says minister 30-06-2013 10:17 AM

    Badrinath: Uttarakhand's Disaster Management Minister Yashpal Arya said on Sunday that approximately one lakh stranded pilgrims in the state have been moved to safer areas but some pilgrims at Badrinath are yet to be evacuated. The focus of Uttarakhand rescue operations, which are now in their final phase, has shifted...
  • Watch India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai 28-06-2013 11:00 PM

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  • Uttarakhand tragedy: Shouldn't India's rich be more generous in times of crisis? 26-06-2013 11:50 PM

    While the focus has been on pilgrims stranded in Uttarakhand, an even bigger crisis confronts the local populations. Two villages on the way to Hemkund Saheb have been washed away and its 500 residents, who depend on pilgrims and tourists for their livelihood, have been left with close to nothing....
  • Watch India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai 26-06-2013 11:45 PM

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  • Air rescue operations hampered by bad weather, 2000 people stranded in Badrinath 26-06-2013 10:32 PM

    IBN7's Smita Sharma was on board an Mi-17 helicopter from Joshimath to Badrinath and trekked to Lambagad and sent this report from the disaster zone. ...
  • Uttarakhand: NDMA confirms death toll at 560 26-06-2013 05:55 PM

    Dehradun: Confirming that a total of 560 people have so far died in Uttarakhand floods, National Disaster Management Authority Vice Chairman Shashidhar Reddy said the death toll was likely to rise because many bodies are feared to be trapped inside the debris in Kedarnath. Reddy also said that the official...
  • Gujarat to give Rs 3 crore more to Uttarkhand disaster victims 25-06-2013 03:05 AM

    Ahmedabad: Gujarat Government on Monday announced a fresh relief of Rs 3 crore from Chief Minister's Relief Fund in addition to Rs 2 crore announced last week for victims of Uttarakhand disaster. The decision was taken at a high-level disaster management meeting chaired by Chief Minister Narendra Modi. Last week,...
  • Uttarakhand floods: NDMA holds meet, says no major co-ordination gaps 24-06-2013 01:11 PM

    New Delhi: Even as there has been praise for the armed forces who have been working round the clock in flood-hit Uttarakhand, many questions are being asked about what the National Disaster Management Authority has been doing. VK Duggal, who was appointed the nodal officer, on Monday morning chaired the...
  • Watch: Disaster Management official talks about rescue operation plan 20-06-2013 11:33 PM

    CNN-IBN's Karma Paljor is at the Disaster Management Centre in Dehradun. He speaks to Secretary State Disaster Relief Bhaskar Anand, who explains the rescue operation plan. ...
  • Enough choppers for U'khand rescue ops: Air Marshal PS Ahluwalia 20-06-2013 06:17 PM

    As the death toll mounts and thousands remain missing and stranded, the Armed Forces are engaged in a day-and-night relief and rescue effort. More than 40 choppers have been pressed into service and thousands of jawans and air warriors are battling extreme odds to evacuate the stranded. What more can...
  • The Last Word: What lessons have we learnt after Uttarakhand tragedy? 19-06-2013 10:41 PM

    What lessons have we learnt about disaster management after the Uttarakhand tragedy? And what steps are we taking to improve disaster management hereafter? CNN-IBN's Karan Thapar discusses the issue with a panel of experts. ...
  • Fire breaks out in Kolkata godowns, eight injured 02-06-2013 01:59 AM

    Kolkata: Eight persons received burn injuries when a fire broke out in two godowns in North Kolkata's Cossipore area on Saturday night. The injured were admitted to state-run RG Kar medical college and hospital. 14 fire tenders were engaged to fight the blaze which was brought under control after midnight....
  • Tripura to witness heavy rains due to Cyclone Mahasen 16-05-2013 04:37 PM

    Agartala: With cyclone Mahasen likely to hit Tripura on Thursday, the state may witness heavy rains and a gale of 50-60 Kmph, the met office said. "There is likely to be heavy rain in the state in the next two days with wind blowing in 50 to 60 Km speed...