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Title Development and disaster management : a study of the northeastern states of India / Amita Singh, Milap Punia, Nivedita P. Haran, Thiyam Bharat Singh, editors.
Imprint Singapore : Palgrave Macmillan, [2018]

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Subject Natural disasters -- India, Northeastern.
Emergency management -- India, Northeastern.
Climatic changes -- India, Northeastern.
Alt Name Singh, Amita, 1955-
Punia, Milap,
Haran, Nivedita P.,
Bharat Singh, Thiyam,
Description 1 online resource
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Contents pt. I Disasters, Management and Development -- India's Northeast: Disasters, Development and Community Resilience / Amita Singh -- Natural Disasters in the North-East: Crucial Role of Academia in Saving Lives / P.P. Shrivastav -- Regional Climate Changes Over Northeast India: Present and Future / M. Srivastava -- Manipur Flood 2015: Preparedness and Disaster Risk Reduction Strategies / Bupinder Zutshi -- Lessons from Manipur: Managing Earthquake Risk in a Changing Built Environment / Chandan Ghosh -- Varying Disasters -- Problems and Challenges for Development in Manipur / Jason Shimray -- Manipur's Tryst with Disaster Management Act, 2005 / Nivedita P. Haran -- Reviving 'Public Policy' and Triggering 'Good Governance': A Step Towards Sustainability / Pankaj Choudhury -- Role of Heavy Machinery in Disaster Management / Keshav Sud -- pt. II Vulnerabilite Studies -- Co-Seismic Slip Observed from Continuous Measurements: From the 2016 Manipur Earthquake (Mw = 6.7) / L. Sunil Singh -- Post-Earthquake Geodisaster of 6.7 Mw Manipur Earthquake 2016 / T. Oinam -- Landslide Zonation in Manipur Using Remote Sensing and GIS Technologies / R.K. Chingkhei -- Building a Resilient Community Against Forest Fire Disasters in the Northeast India / Roopam Shukla -- The Khuga Dam -- A Case Study / Nivedita P. Haran -- Dams and Disasters in the Northeast India: A Collateral 'Ethical' Relationship / Prasenjit Biswas -- Achieving Last Mile Delivery: Overcoming the Challenges in Manipur / Sukhreet Bajwa -- pt. III Accomplishing Community Resilience -- A Study of Socio-economic Community Resilience in Manipur / Thiyam Bharat Singh -- 'Living with Floods': An Analysis of Floods Adaptation of Mising Community -- A Case Study of Jiadhal River / Tapan Pegu -- Role of CBOs in Resilience Building: Good Practices and Challenges / Thongkholal Haokip -- Floods, Ecology and Cultural Adaptation in Lakhimpur District, Assam / Dhiraj Pegu -- Disaster and Resilience Building among Women in Manipur / Mondira Dutta -- Community Resilience Building and the Role of Paitei Tribe of Churachandpur in Manipur / Langthianmung Vualzong -- Urban Risks to Hazards: A Study of the Imphal Urban Area / Sylvia Yambem -- Community Awareness on Landslide Disaster: 'Experience of Nagaland' / N.U. Khan -- Risk Perception and Disaster Preparedness: A Case Study of Noney, Tamenglong District / Homolata Borah -- Institutions of Faith in Resilience Building During Disasters: Church and Communities in Lamka Vis-a-Vis Churachandpur / G.V.C. Naidu -- Relating Resource Extraction Pattern with Disasters: Political Ecology of Barbhag Block, Nalbari / Snehashish Mitra -- Communities and Disasters in Nagaland: Landslides and the Cost of Development / Imkongmeren.
Summary This book highlights the relationship between disasters and development through a socio-cultural study of human geography and governance institutions. It studies the cause, context and consequences of disasters in one of the most fragile Himalayan regions in India. The book establishes the fact that disaster management is built within the framework of good governance, without which it has no meaning. For lack of effective and responsive governance, development has lagged behind and even though the frequency of disasters has been increasing, little is being done to redesign developmental frameworks to prevent ensuing losses. Besides, the near absence of governmental support during recurrent disasters, communities have cumulatively become reservoirs of innovations to cope up with disasters. The resilience plans need not follow implanted models but may be cost effective only if they apply a bottom up approach. Just as the region is culturally diverse so are the challenges encountered by local communities in terms of generating resilience to every disaster. Despite more than a decade of the Disaster Management Act (DMA) of 2005, most of the states in this northeastern fringe of India continue to wait for its implementation beyond mere structures and offices. The book suggests that urgent action is required in accordance with the DMA 2005 towards inter-agency coordination, proactive participation of local governance, mobilization of Community based Organizations (CBOs) and curriculum based training in every academic and technical institution. Governments of these northeastern states of India should establish accountability of State Disaster Management Authorities and inspire them to participate proactively with communities for an effective resilience building in the region.-- Provided by publisher.
Note Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed June 21, 2018).
ISBN 9789811084850 (electronic bk.)
9811084858 (electronic bk.)
ISBN/ISSN 10.1007/978-981-10-8485-0
OCLC # 1041108957

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