Sharma, Sadanand (2015) Role of Information Technology in Disaster Risk Reduction in Coastal Regions of India. In: Proceedings of the India International Science Festival-Young Scientists' Meet Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India, 4 - 8 December, 2015, Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi.

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India is considered as one of the most natural disaster prone countries in the world. Recent natural disaster which hit and affected the various parts of the countries are, flood, cyclone, drought and landsliding. Although, the occurrence of natural catastrophes cannot be prevented, but it is possible to mitigate their impact through disaster risk reduction measures. With a rise in the perception to spreading a belief of disaster risk reduction, considerable emphasis is now being placed in the area of information technology for disaster preparedness and prevention. Information technology is the lifeline of every major emergency response and recovery effort. It helps in continuous sensing for disaster warning, preparedness and response through various sophisticated technologies like remote sensing, geographic information system (GIS), weather sensors and Doppler radars. It connects weather observing technology to earth network for prior evacuation, traffic management, resource management and most importantly connecting provision for disabled networks. In this paper an attempt has been made to discuss the role of information technology in disaster risk reduction in cyclone prone regions in India.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Natural disasters, information technology, disaster risk reduction, geographic information system (GIS)
Subjects: Methane Emission and Degasification
Depositing User: Mr. B. R. Panduranga
Date Deposited: 21 Jan 2016 03:54
Last Modified: 21 Jan 2016 04:03

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