Disaster Management

For 8 days IAS officer toiled at Kerala relief camp without revealing who he was -Ramesh Babu

-Hindustan Times Kannan Gopinathan, a 2012 batch IAS officer serving as district collector in the union territory of Dadra and Nagar Haveli, had arrived in Kerala on August 26 as the state battled devastation from deadly floods. Thiruvananthapuram: For eight days, Kannan Gopinathan worked at relief camps...

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IIT Madras group develops alternative system for communication during disasters -Shubashree Desikan

-The Hindu One of the first things to get affected during natural disasters and accidents is the communication network. In a country where over a billion use mobile phones, providing mobile connectivity during a disaster, at least for emergency usage, is a priority. In this context, an...

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Assam NGO gets UN award -Roopak Goswami

-The Telegraph Guwahati (Assam): Aaranyak, an Assam-based NGO working for the conservation of nature, has won an United Nations award for its community-based flood early warning system that has benefited 40 villages in flood-prone Dhemaji and Lakhimpur districts. It has won the award along with Kathmandu-based International...

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Now, a grass that could prevent landslides

-The Times of India Almora (Uttarakhand): Bilayat grass, also called trap grass, could be the thing to prevent landslides. The roots of this variety of grass grows into soil and rock, and binds matter so fast that land will not slide. A non-governmental organisation in Nainital,...

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Planning ensures zero deaths and few losses in Andhra, says Saurabh Gaur -Sreenivas Janyala

-The Indian Express Srikakulam (Andhra Pradesh): "BY God's grace, everyone is safe and the cyclone threat has passed,'' said Srikakulam District Collector Saurabh Gaur, rather modestly, on Sunday. But he, and the rest of the district administration, played a considerable role as well. Gaur oversaw one...

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