The National Disaster Management Authority of India seeks to build a safer and disaster resilient India by developing a holistic, pro-active, multi-disaster and technology-driven strategy for disaster management through collective efforts of all government and non-governmental organisations.
The World Conference on Disaster Reduction held from 18 to 22 January 2005 in Kobe, Hyogo, Japan, adopted the Hyogo Framework for Action 2005-2015: Building the Resilience of Nations and Communities to Disasters. It emphasized the need for, and identified ways of, building the resilience of nations and communities to disasters.
BEDROC’s approach to Disaster Management
BEDROC is currently focusing on reducing vulnerability by:
1.Improving the status of river systems to reduce flooding and backwater salinity.
2.Strengthening livelihoods through on-farm and off-farm activities
3.Building the social capital of Nagapattinam by capacitating community
based organizations (CBOs) to plan, design and carry out interventions.
History of Disasters in Nagapattinam
|Sl. No.||Date of occurrence||Calamity||Damages caused|
|1||30-11-1952||Storm Surge inland up to 5 miles (8km)||
|4||01-12-1984||Floods due to heavy rain.||
|6||04-12-1993||Cyclone speed 188 Kmph.||
|8||2005||Heavy Rainfall & Floods||
|9||2010||Jal Cyclone + Floods during NE Monsoons||