Save from Disaster

The fury of nature sees no difference between rich and poor. But it is the poor and middle class who are more vulnerable to disasters.

NEPAL earthquake reinforces both,it devastated the peaceful Himalayan nation and brought irreparable misery shattering homes,families and livelihoods. This disaster raises serious questions like vulnerabilities,preparedness and pattern of development we adopt. There is no doubt that geological and geographical factors are prime causes,but much of the consequences of the disaster are result of anthropogenic factors. Unplanned and ill conceived pattern of settlements flouting rules and standard building codes giving scant regard to disaster preparedness and mitigation has certainly aggravated the tragedy. The hydra-headed monster CORRUPTION has its role allowing the unplanned development of settlements.Sociological factors like property sharing between siblings leads to constructing multistoried structures without proper structural engineering standards. 

It may seem to be a post disaster evaluation,which is easy.But it provides a great opportunity to make our places disaster resilient and to minimize the loss of life and property . The actions of INDIA towards the disaster is commendable,because it has institutionalized the disaster response mechanisms,but it has huge gaps at preparedness and mitigation measures which requires a holistic planning.ALONG WITH the NDRF,NDMA,NDF governments should focus on developing critical CIVIL DEFENSE mechanisms with the help of youth,paramedical staff and other educated enthusiastic people to help the forces at the crises. 

The prime agenda now is to rescue and rehabilitate the aggrieved and all the needy should be done with the available resources.Deepest condolences to the bereaved....
Pray to god for souls rest in the peace and to give strength to their living family members.........

............Enlightenment enforcers..............


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