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India’s Flood Tragedy: Man-made Disaster? Leadership in Crisis

Asian News correspondent Nilanjan Mukhopadhyay reports that the ongoing crisis in Uttarakhand, the northern Indian state that bore the brunt of the recent monsoon tragedy, has been overdeveloped and under-planned. He asks, “Natural disaster, or man-made tragedy?” Read his article here. His summary of the crisis: “Newspapers and magazines have been packed with reports and […]

India’s Failure In Disaster Recovery Management

Originally posted on Sonia Jaspal's RiskBoard:
Floods in North India have left over 70,000 people stranded and 550 dead. Loss to property will run in billions. The on-going rescue efforts are yielding results but very slowly. ┬áThe uncoordinated recovery response and efforts indicate lack of disaster management capabilities of the state. India as a…