Disaster Management in Natural Calamities
Disaster Management in Natural Calamities have been mankind’s constant though inconvenient companion since time immemorial. Natural disasters continue to strike unabated and without notice and are perceived to be on the increase in their magnitude, complexity, frequency and economic impact globally. These disasters pose a threat to people, structures, economic assets and assume disastrous proportions when they occur in areas of dense human habitations. Since 1960, natural disasters have resulted in the loss of more than three million lives and affected many more. The economic costs are on the rise in alarming proportions, which has increased by a factor of 8 presently as compared to the 1960s. At world wide, 90% of the natural disasters and 95% of the total disaster related deaths occur only in developing countries.