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3) The ingenuity of the Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (CDRI) clearly reflects India’s commitment in promoting disaster resilient infrastructure and next major foreign policy innovation. Elucidate.(250 words)

Topic:  Disaster and disaster management.

3) The ingenuity of the Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (CDRI) clearly reflects India’s commitment in promoting disaster resilient infrastructure and next major foreign policy innovation. Elucidate.(250 words)

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Why this question:

This article covers “Will India’s idea on disaster management gain global support”. It talks about the prospects of Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure. Indian Prime Minister, at the Hamburg G20 meet in 2017, proposed Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (CDRI). It may be taken up at the G7 meet next month in Biarritz, where India has been invited by hosts France, along with Australia, Chile and South Africa.

Key demand of the question:

The answer must discuss the concept in detail and the significance of it in managing disasters.

Directive:

ElucidateGive a detailed account as to how and why it occurred, or what is the particular context. You must be defining key terms where ever appropriate, and substantiate with relevant associated facts.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction: 

Describe what is ‘ Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure’.  

Body:

Each time a natural disaster occurs anywhere in the world, countries try to provide immediate relief, but there is no focus on building disaster-resilient Infrastructure.

In this context, Indian PM proposed CDRI which will act as a convening body that will pool best practices and resources from around the world for reshaping construction, transportation, energy, telecommunication and water, so that building in these core infrastructure sectors factors in natural catastrophes.

CDRI could fill this gap of funds and technology and help developing countries to build disaster-resilient Infrastructure.

For instance, India is a world leader in preventing human deaths due to disasters. The United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) has praised India’s zero casualty approach and playing a pioneering role model for global community for drawing up a national and local strategy to reduce disaster losses and risks.

Conclusion:

Conclude that India’s initiative for Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure will help in the development of appropriate infrastructure to face the least developed and developing countries with natural calamities.

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