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Disaster Risk Reduction

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Disaster Risk Reduction

Disaster risk reduction concept entails systematic efforts that are required to analyse and reduce the causes behind the disasters. Reducing exposure to hazards, lessening vulnerability of people and property, wise management of land and the environment, and improving preparedness and early warning systems for adverse events are all examples of disaster risk reduction. GEAG believes that in order to attain sustainable development, it is imperative to have development policies that decrease disaster risks and disaster losses. GEAG has been channelling its efforts to strengthen disaster management capabilities across rural and urban India with the goal of minimising losses and reducing vulnerabilities to natural disasters that affect millions each year.