ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Floods in Uttarakhand

While cash transfer has worked in disaster situations it does not figure on the relief agenda. The All India Disaster Mitigation Institute has made cash transfers to disaster victims since the 2001 Gujarat earthquake covering over nine disasters in the last 12 years and reaching up to 26,000 families. This decade-long experience shows that if planned well and independently monitored, relief as cash transfer is time- and cost-effective.

Disaster Response Preparedness in India and China

In India, disaster response preparedness still means rebuilding what has been destroyed. In China, disaster response is an opportunity not only to rebuild, but also to develop the affected areas and communities.
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