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