Public Policy Towards Natural Disasters in India

  • 2005
  • Subrat Das

This paper sheds light on issues such as the role played by the state vis-a-vis natural disasters: disaster mitigation, disaster preparedness, disaster response, and rehabilitation and recovery. It also raises the question that while rescue, relief and rehabilitation in the event of a natural disaster have been considered to be the direct responsibility of the State Government concerned, should adequate measures for disaster mitigation and preparedness be deemed as the direct responsibility of the States? These matters pertaining to public policy towards natural disasters are raised in this paper.

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