Topic: Disaster and disaster management.
5) Highlight development perspective to disaster management with focus on disaster management in riverine regions.(250 words)
National policy on disaster management. IGNOU Notes on Disaster Management.
Why this question:
The question aims to analyse the development angle possible in riverine regions that are hit by disasters.
Key demand of the question:
Explain in detail the development aspects associated with disaster hit region and in what way they are essential in overall development of the region.
Structure of the answer:
In brief explain the significance of development in disaster hit regions.
Explain that with the kind of economic losses and developmental setbacks that the country has been suffering year after year, it makes good economic sense to spend a little extra today in a planned way on steps and components that can help in prevention and mitigation of disasters, then be forced
to spend many multiples more later on resto-ration and rehabilitation. The design of development projects and the process of development should
take the aspect of disaster reduction and mitigation within its ambit; otherwise, the development ceases to be sustainable and eventually causes more hardship and loss to the nation.
Quote a case study from recent times – Assam floods etc. to justify your answer.
Conclude by suggesting way forward.