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On Disasters

Vulnerable India: A Geographical Study of Disasters by Anu Kapur (New Delhi: Sage), 2010; pp xxi + 269, Rs 850.

The Limits of Justice: An Indian Human Rights Story

Through an examination of the Sadashiva panel report, court papers submitted to the panel, media exposes, and interviews with NGO activists and the victims themselves, this article aims to shed light on a tale of suffering and struggle largely ignored by the Indian media during the decade-long hunt for Veerappan.

Disaster Management Act, 2005

The Disaster Management Act passed in 2005 provides for a detailed action plan right from the central government to the district and local levels to draw, implement and execute disaster management plans. However, it overlooks significant aspects, such as classification of disasters, declaration of disaster-prone zones, streamlining of responsibilities and involvement of local communities.
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