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All too often our response after a tragedy – either manmade or natural - is to pick up the pieces, dust ourselves off and get back on with our lives. How about learning from our misfortunes? How about bringing to book those either responsible or whose responsibility it was to prevent or mitigate such disasters? How about a little disaster management of which we have a full-fledged department in the Ministry of Home Affairs?

We invite all people who are engaged in disaster prevention, mitigation or relief, indeed, anybody who has ever been affected by or knows someone affected by a disaster, either manmade or natural, to join the debate and add their views to this discussion by registering on www.merinews.com and posting your articles here.

 
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DISASTER PREVENTION
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MANAGING THE DISASTER
Still quaking in our boots
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IN THE AFTERMATH
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GOVERNMENT INITIATIVES
Government initiatives in disaster management
New Delhi: The frequent natural calamities in India and the huge loss of life and property that ensues have forced the government to revise its approach towards disaster management
 
   
 
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