The Impact of Catastrophes on National and Regional Economies: A Case Study of Gujarat . Presented at the World Bank, Washington conference on Financing the Risks of Natural Disasters, June 2-3, 2003 Ashok K. Lahiri Chief Economic Adviser Government of India. Scheme of presentation.
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The Impact of Catastrophes on National and Regional Economies: A Case Study of Gujarat
Presented at the World Bank, Washington conference on Financing the Risks of Natural Disasters, June 2-3, 2003
Ashok K. Lahiri
Chief Economic Adviser
Government of India
I.Gujarat : Disaster on a day of celebration
II. Economic consequences of the earthquake
III. India: Natural Disaster Management
I. Gujarat : Disaster on a day of celebration
51st Republic Day on January 26, 2001
II. Economic Consequences of the Earthquake
III. What Earthquakes do
56% of the total area of the Indian Republic is vulnerable to seismic activity.
IV. India : Natural Disaster Management
Operate warning systems.
Restore and maintain uninterrupted communication.
Maintain transportation for evacuation & movement of essential commodities.
Ensure availability of drugs & medicines.
Mobilise financial resources.
Rehabilitation through military aid to civil authorities
Coordinating activities of state and voluntary agencies
Preparing contingency plans for crops, cattle preservation, nutrition and health measures.
Providing technical and technological inputs for drinking water.