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Discuss the role of media in disaster management in India.

Topic: Disaster and disaster management.

6. Discuss the role of media in disaster management in India. (250 words)

Reference: The Hindu .

Why the question:

In the context of the current Covid situation, discuss the role of media in disaster management in India.

Key Demand of the question:

Discuss the role of media in disaster management in India.

Directive:

Discuss – This is an all-encompassing directive – you have to debate on paper by going through the details of the issues concerned by examining each one of them. You have to give reasons for both for and against arguments.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction:

Start by defining what Disaster management is. Disaster Management can be defined as the organization and management of resources and responsibilities for dealing with all humanitarian aspects of emergencies, in particular preparedness, response and recovery in order to lessen the impact of disasters. Disaster management in India has evolved from a reactive, relief-based approach to a pro-active multidimensional holistic approach for reducing risk due to disasters.

Body:

Media can prove to be of immense use in different phases including pre-disaster, during disaster and post disaster.

Explain in detail the role that Media can play during the disaster management. Explain using suitable examples.

Conclusion:

Thus media in all forms has a crucial role to play in disaster management; however, it should be done in the right spirit and with caution to achieve the desired objectives. Proper guidelines and standard operating procedures can be established to ensure constructive role of media during such situations.