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Disaster Management For UPSC Exam

Disaster Management Current Affairs For UPSC

There is a risk that throughout their time as a Civil Services officer, they will have to deal with unforeseen occurrences, such as disasters (Natural or Man-made).


To guarantee that our country’s future administrators are well-versed in disaster management and the proper strategy to dealing with calamities, UPSC has placed a strong emphasis on disaster management in UPSC Mains General Studies Paper 3.


Furthermore, India has experienced and been affected by a number of large-scale natural catastrophes in recent years. Cyclone Amphan, the Locust Attack, the Kerala and Assam Floods, the Assam Oil and Gas Leak, the Uttrakhand Floods, and other natural disasters have wreaked havoc on people’s life.


In addition, a considerable number of questions from this part are asked on the exam. As a result, throughout the UPSC test preparation, it is critical to study disaster and its management in depth.


Before we go into the ideas for disaster preparedness, let’s define disaster and disaster management.


The Disaster Management component of the GS Paper 3 necessitates a strategic approach and a thorough awareness of catastrophic disasters that have occurred in the past. However, for appropriate preparation, you need follow the guidelines given below:

    • Make sure you know everything there is to know about the National Policy on Disaster Management. This will assist you in crafting your responses with all of the necessary data, facts, and numbers.
      Identify and research all potential calamities in India, such as earthquakes, floods, droughts, tsunamis, landslides, and so on.
    • Study man-made disasters include chemical spills, explosions, railroad accidents, dam bursts, and gas leaks, among others.
    • To make your Mains answers more appealing, refer to the NDMA recommendations for all disasters and try to include them into your answers.
    • Examine the methods and steps taken by the NDMA and SDMA during recent disasters to gain a better understanding of how these bodies operate.
    • Keep track of all bilateral and multilateral disaster relief initiatives and include them into your responses. For example, the Sendai Framework and the Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (CDRI) were established.

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